Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Western Australia

framed 50.5cm x 60.5cm | image 28cm x 35cm | 1 of ed10 | $900

Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta. I made this image on the most southwestern tip of land in Western Australia. Cape Leeuwin is a boulder-strewn granite promontory that juts out into the ocean.

It is sculpted by small sandy bays and weathered boulders of various shapes and sizes. At its terminus is Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse looking out onto the Southern and Indian Oceans. Over the years several ships have come to grief along this rugged piece of coastline.

There is an abundance of seaweeds and small shells in this area. Hidden amongst the bays and the rocks are ocean treasures waiting to be discovered. I came across this delicate necklace like arrangement of seaweed floating in a shallow rock pool. Its almost translucent seaweed looked like it had been carefully arranged over the rock.

I browsed through the botanical¬† illustrations in my copy of “Walking Round in Circles”. From the drawings of seaweed it would seem that this is a deep water species called cystophora racemosa.

An 11x14inch print, Foma silver gelatin fibre based paper mounted on 16x20in 100% rag museum board.

Ref: Walking Round in Circles, Jane Scott & Patricia Negus, Cape to Cape Publishing, North Fremantle 2007.

Print Availability

Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Western Australia is available for purchase online. Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Western Australia is a 28 x 35cm silver gelatin print, hand-printed by the author. It is dry-mounted onto 100% cotton museum board, then window-mounted behind a clear acrylic sheet. Framed in graphite tone aluminium it is ready to hang. Outer dimensions 50.5 x 60.5cm. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Freight and insurance within Australia included.

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.
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