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 293 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 11 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0047.04

This alga is brown and spindly. The stalks are very thin with few offshoots. They all extend upwards towards the top of the page. 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.