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Artist Spotlight: Oriana Poindexter

Kelp cyanotype
Oriana Poindexter, Giant Kelp Study 18, 2022, 50 in x 38 in

Image of Oriana Poindexter courtesy of photographer Heidi Zumbrun

We are excited to announce Giant Kelp Study 18 by Oriana Poindexter as the winning piece from the submissions we received for the "Women Environmentalists" art exhibit. Oriana is a San Diego-based marine scientist and photographer who freedives and collects specimens from the ocean and documents them using cyanotypes, one of the oldest photographic printing processes which was made popular by a woman botanist, Anna Atkins, in 1843. Her work intersects science, art and notable women in history. We spoke with Oriana at length about her work via Zoom and posted the recorded interview here.

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