Karen Squire

karen.squire@plymouth.ac.uk

St Just Portal, July 2018, Karen Squire
Adit Sky Disc 1, January 2019, Karen Squire

A phenomenological exploration of immaterial landscapes

I intend to explore (literally and figuratively) the notion of an immaterial landscape within a very specific microcosm; that of mining culture in late sixteenth century West Cornwall. I am interested in how this culture documented instances of the immaterial environment manifesting materially in the form of inundation. I have started to explore how this was documented in two forms (Lyonesse and Knocker tales) and I aim to develop this research by attempting to record instances of such material manifestations using printmaking.

I would then like to ask questions such as how these immaterial landscapes have shaped contemporary Cornwall?