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  • Silversides
  • Ashley Van Etten
  • CERFcoastaldiatomseastuaryfishmarine lifeoceanRhode Islandsea lifeseaweedsilversideswrack

Silversides

Silversides

I've been fortunate that our studio is on the road to the URI Bay Campus. I've met lots of enthusiastic scientists, professors and biologists, who live for all things green, whether it be microscopic diatoms, frog spawn or invasive seaweed.

When they see my prints of algae, pollywogs and rockweed their reaction is usually one of joy. That makes me happy too.

I've just finished an illustration for CERF, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, which is having a conference in Providence, RI in November of 2017. The drawing depicts silversides, an important fish in the local food chain, wrack, eel grass and diatoms. The image was created with watercolor washes and digital imaging, from a hand drawn sketch.

I'll be making a serigraph of the image soon but for now you can find it on note cards here.

  • Ashley Van Etten
  • CERFcoastaldiatomseastuaryfishmarine lifeoceanRhode Islandsea lifeseaweedsilversideswrack