That Other Flora: An Artist’s Journey into the Science of Seaweed

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Josie Iselin will present her journey as an artist into the science of seaweed and kelp. She has been using her flatbed scanner to create portraits of this remarkable flora for almost fifteen years, and her art explorations have taken her deep into the natural history and the history of the science of the marine algae (seaweed and kelp). Josie will explain the complex life cycle of bull kelp, why seaweeds are the vibrant colors they are and what is the current situation with the kelp forests of Marin County and the Northern California Coast. She will introduce us to her ongoing work at the forefront of science, art, storytelling, and kelp activism.

Join us for this fascinating discussion, followed by a wine reception with book sale and signing by the author.

Read more about this exhibition here!

If you purchased a ticket for the June 16 date, it will be honored at the rescheduled event. If you are unable to attend, please contact us for a refund.




Jun 30 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


The Studio
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957


  • Josie Iselin
    Josie Iselin

    Josie Iselin is the author of numerous books combining the art and science of our oceans. Her newest book, The Curious World of Seaweed, was released August, 2019. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. Her writing and art focused on seaweed, 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. Through art, design and research Iselin celebrates the marine flora and brings thoughtfulness and stewardship to this realm of our oceans. You can often find her on various coasts at low tide exploring tide pools and investigating the intertidal realm.

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