ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jennifer Smith, Ph.D.

Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, California

Dr. Smith has spent decades collecting and curating art inspired by her scientific work. Her role as Professor of Phycology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography gives her a unique approach to creating these unique pieces of art. Holdfast Botanical is a curated collection of her Scientific Seaweed Herbaria Pressings transmuted into Framed Fine Art Prints.

THE PROCESS

SEAWEED

Seaweed specimens for Holdfast Botanical are collected throughout the Pacific, mostly from the San Diego area and Catalina Island. Dr. Smith brings a unique approach to composing and pressing both rare and common species alike. Each piece is pressed and dried before being digitally transmuted by scanning or photographing. Original pressings fade and degrade over time due to elements like sun, heat and time. Creating a digital version captures the vibrant colors for each reproduction.

THE PRODUCT

FINE ART HEBARIUM

We work closely with a United States based printing and framing house to create a variety of Fine Art options to match your individual style. Artwork is printed on Bright White Watercolor Paper with a variety of framing options including Limited Edition styles. Create space for these stunning, one-of-a-kind piece of art that will bring joy and spark conversation for years to come.