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
  • spit biting, aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, letterpress, acrylic wash
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 419 x 291 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 419 x 291 mm
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0047.08
Label Text

This plant is dark green. The stem is in the bottom quarter of the page and points towards the left side of the paper. The top of the stem extends up the center of the page towards the top. The branches are thin and spindly in comparison to the stalk, which is comparatively much thicker. None of the branches are very long. In the top left corner is a green stamp which reads, “Marine Algae.” To the right 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.