QuercusDesign

art for the insatiably curious

Bar Harbor, Maine · 728 Sales

QuercusDesign

art for the insatiably curious

Bar Harbor, Maine 728 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to my collection of curiosities! Free standard shipping in the US. Express shipping is available and starts at $7 - please contact me for pricing. All photos are ©Jennifer Steen Booher. Come visit my blog at www.jenniferbooher.com/wp for tales of natural history, photography, and life on a Maine island.

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2018

Welcome to my collection of curiosities! Free standard shipping in the US. Express shipping is available and starts at $7 - please contact me for pricing. All photos are ©Jennifer Steen Booher. Come visit my blog at www.jenniferbooher.com/wp for tales of natural history, photography, and life on a Maine island.

Jennifer Steen Booher

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About

art for the insatiably curious

Each photo in the Beachcombing series documents the things I found beautiful or intriguing on a particular beach on a particular day, forming a set of stylized beach portraits.

Beachcombing is fundamentally a treasure hunt, an emotional and old-fashioned form of exploration that depends on serendipity, suspense, and glee. Identifying my finds can require research in marine biology, glass-making history, geology, chemistry and other disciplines. The resulting photos look vaguely scientific, with echos of pressed botany specimens and Linnean classification diagrams. In a way they are. But where most scientific illustrations present answers, these photos are a way of articulating my questions.

Bio:
I received my B.A. in Art History and Asian Studies at Vassar College in 1989. As part of the degree requirements, I studied Japanese language and woodblock printing at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. After a brief period at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, I worked as an antiquarian book dealer in San Francisco, and then earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation at the University of Virginia in 1997. I have practiced landscape architecture on Mount Desert Island since 1998.

I am particularly interested in the intersection of science and art, whether at the scale of an engineered landscape or at that of a carefully composed still life photograph.

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  • Jennifer Steen Booher

    Owner

Production partners

  • Campos Photography Center, Inc

    Kenmore, NY

    Campos Photography Center is a family-owned photography lab formed in 1979 by George Campos. It offers a wide array of photographic services such as custom printing, mounting, laminating, and digital imaging. George's daughter Sara joined the company in 2006.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2018
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Sizes are shown with height first and width second (so an 8x10 photo is a horizontal rectangle and a 10x8 photo is a vertical rectangle.) I can print in almost any dimensions, so contact me if you need a special size.