Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Marine Algae
  • Mark Dion
    born 1961
    born: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Marine Algae, 2007–2011
  • Herbarium
  • spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, letterpress, acrylic wash
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 419 x 292 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0047.03
Description

The alga depicted in this piece is dark brown, green, and purple. The offshoots from the base stalk are thin and resemble veins or very thin tree branches. The overall shape of this plant is an oval. In the top left corner is a green stamp which reads, “Marine Algae.” To the left of the base of the plant is a purple stamp reading, “Herbarium Henry Perrine.” In the bottom right corner is a white square with space for writing information about the plant.