Senior Project Advisor
diatom, printmaking, ecology, relief print, phytoplankton, Salish Sea, curriculum, workshop, education
Diatoms are a type of microscopic primary producer that fall within the group of phytoplankton. They are named for their two halves: two cell walls made of glass (silica). These glass walls have a variety of forms depending upon the species that allow diatoms to adapt to their marine environments. Diatoms also contribute to productive coastal ecosystems, global oxygen production, and nutrient cycles. This project explored the significance of diatoms to marine ecosystems and their beauty in form through relief linocut printmaking in a workshop setting. The final result of this project is a relief printmaking workshop curriculum about diatoms that can be adapted for use by scientists and educators.
Danielson, Zofia, "The Secret Life of Diatoms: An Exploration of the Fascinating World of Diatoms through the Art of Printmaking" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 605.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Diatoms--Study and teaching--Activity programs; Prints--Technique
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