Flora & Fauna of the Sea
Featuring Ocean Conservancy’s 2019 Artists-in-Residence
Marine fine art photography by Josie Iselin | www.josieiselin.com
Hand-pressed ocean relief prints by Joan Pranata Bogart | www.ArtByJoanPBogart.etsy.com
Joan Pranata Bogart is an illustrator and printmaker whose artwork is themed around botanical and marine images and life. She worked in tech for over 10 years before focusing on developing and practicing the art of printmaking, which she has been prolific at since moving to Santa Cruz in 2016. While her early-career illustrations are mostly botanical in nature, her recent linoleum and block hand-pressed prints combine both floral and marine elements. Her style is akin to Batik motif in design and form. Joan received a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and now practices printmaking in her backyard art studio while raising three young children with her husband in Santa Cruz, CA.
Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of seven books, with new projects always in development in her San Francisco studio, Loving Blind Productions. Her mission is to produce enticing, original and well-designed books that combine art and science, leaving the reader with new information about, and an appreciation for, the world around them. Josie holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over 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, designs architectural scale seaweed commissions and gives workshops on art & algae. She has also designed a line of luxury scarves. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach, and the algal world in particular, will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery.