anna atkins 1850s cyanotypes of British algae love anna :)

British Algae by Anna Atkins the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means; the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

seaweed - shades of green, brown, olive; wavy, bumpy, ribbon

Kelps are large, brown algae that grow along coasts around the world, especially in cooler regions. Credit: NOAA’s National Ocean Service Source: The Census of Marine Life, Smithsonian Ocean Portal

This is a transverse section of the conceptacle of a brown seaweed Fucus sp., commonly known as saw wrack. It has been stained with a fluorescent dye called anilino-naphthalene-sulphonic acid.


seaweed I found this pinned by someone else. Imagine my surprise seeing it on line since I own the original. It was painted by a dear friend Kathy Dueker.