20 Plant Fever

16 11 2022 > 25 03 2023
Loes Schepens

In recent years, Loes Schepens has started to make more art (again) from native Dutch plants. The fever toward using purely natural materials has flared up, so to speak. Perhaps it has to do with the awareness we are seeing lately about the importance of nature. Schepens saw that importance earlier, by the way, but it gets an extra layer of understanding this way. Her chosen materials such as flax or evening primrose are a source of research and stories. For example, flax has a tremendous history in the linen industry and evening primrose has medicinal properties. Two different starting points leading to different works. These can be seen, along with several works with other plants in the exhibition “Plant Fever”.