2019 Seaweed Symposium with Josie Iselin: Art & Algae, Cyanotype Workshop

Sunday Aug 18 2019   11:00 AM
Downtown Discovery Center  338 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA  map

We will begin with a history of this process and its relationship to algal collectors of the Victorian era. Josie Iselin will bring her own extensive collection of dried seaweed and will hopefully use specimens collected on Saturday morning.

Limited space. Pre-registration required. Email maggie@noyocenter.org for full details; more info here.

Josie IselinJosie Iselin is author of eight books that focus on those forms in nature we find at hand—in particular, at the beach. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer to generate imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. Her writing and art focused on seaweeds, kelp, and sea otter put her on the forefront of ocean activism, collaborating with scientists and groups working to preserve the kelp forests of our Pacific Coast. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums, and she has designed a line of luxury scarves and shower curtains. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery. Visit her website at www.josieiselin.com. Photo credit: Anne Hamersky