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
Description

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.