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“To the desert go prophets and hermits; through desert go pilgrims and exiles. Here the leaders of the great religions have sought the therapeutic and spiritual values of retreat, not to escape but to find reality.”

Paul Shepard, Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature


An exhibition of works about isolation in wilderness and the 'call of the wild'. A collection of prints inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, John Haines, Paul Shepard and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on themes of detachment and solace in nature, accompanied by an illustrated book containing an interview by the artist with mountaineer/philosopher Mike Dunne.

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