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Sargassum sinclairii (Fucales of New Zealand series) linocut print

125.00
Linocut print of Sargassum sinclairii

Sargassum sinclairii (Fucales of New Zealand series) linocut print

125.00

Linocut print of the New Zealand native seaweed, Sargassum sinclairii.

S. sinclirii is the most common Sargassum in New Zealand. Sargassums look beautiful with their serrated leaf-like blades and, as with this species, small and large blades often appearing on the same thallus (algae equivalent of plant).

Part of my Fucales of New Zealand series, this linocut print has been produced in a limited edition of 30. Each print is signed, numbered and is on trimmed A3 kraft paper (420 x 296 mm).

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Linocut print of the New Zealand native seaweed, Sargassum sinclairii.

S. sinclirii is the most common Sargassum in New Zealand. Sargassums look beautiful with their serrated leaf-like blades and, as with this species, small and large blades often appearing on the same thallus (algae equivalent of plant).

Part of my Fucales of New Zealand series, this linocut print has been produced in a limited edition of 30. Each print is signed, numbered and is on trimmed A3 kraft paper (420 x 296 mm).

Sargassum sinclairii is the most common Sargassum in New Zealand. The genus is widespread in the tropics, with some 600 species, although the taxonomy of the group is being revised, partly as DNA data becomes available.

In 1969, when I was four years old I saw floating Sargassum from a passenger ship leaving the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. I imagined we were near the Sargasso Sea and found it very exciting and made my parents take a photograph. This was my earliest memory of seaweed and one of my earliest memories of all. A few years ago I made a small contribution (a few DNA sequences) to a research paper on Sargassum taxonomy. Quite a journey really.

The print is a limited edition of 30. Each print is signed and numbered.  The print is on trimmed A3 kraft paper, roughly.