The Curious World of Seaweed Exibit

Josie Iselin's exhibit "The Curious World of Seaweed" is up at The Image Flow in San Anselmo, Oregon through September 30, 2022. A final reception will be held on Saturday evening, September 10, 5:30-7:30.

The seaweeds have taken me on a visual and ecological adventure that I could never have imagined would be so profound. Marine algae (seaweed and kelp) are extraordinarily beautiful—vibrant and varied—and as the primary producers of our nearshore oceans, they are the underpinnings of life in the sea. They are the base of the food chain and they create a place to live for the diversity of organisms that make the coastal waters of California so rich. And yet, the usual reaction to thinking about seaweed is “Yuck” or “Oh I never noticed that before.”

Getting people to notice this “other flora” is my mission, and once noticed, to be astounded enough to want to know more.

– Josie Iselin

PIKEA AND ITS CYANOTYPE by Josie Iselin can be seen at the "Curious World of Seaweed" exhibition.