Josie Iselin Lecture: "Seaweed, Sea Otters, Urchins and Kelp: The Interconnectedness of Life in Our California Coastal Waters "

Earl Warren Showgrounds - Earl Warren Hall - Community Room

Saturday, September 9th 3pm-4pm                                                                                        Sunday, September 10th 1:30pm-2:30pm

Josie Iselin will present some of her research into the kelp forests of Northern and Southern California accompanied by her own scanned artwork as well as historical seaweed imagery. She will include her own trajectory from artist to activist to science historian.  Josie is the photographer, author and designer of seven books on forms in nature and particularly what we find at the beach. These titles include Beach: A Book of Treasure, Sea Glass Hearts and An Ocean Garden. 

Josie holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For almost twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer exclusively for generating imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery.