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
  • 2017.0047.05
Description

This alga is dark green, though some of the outermost stems are brown. The main stem of this plant is in the center of the page with all the stalks shooting out from this central stem. This has left the center with more negative space than the outer ring of the plant where the stalks have grown denser. 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.