The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: beachcombing

Tuesday 207: Tidal Treasure

painting by Jessica Ives “[…] it is a strange thing that most of the feeling we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which is one of the most prized and used and desired reactions of our species, is really the understanding and the attempt to say that man is related to the whole thing, related […]

Hulls Cove, Maine; November 25, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.86)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher In this photo: Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), stone encrusted with Coralline, Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum), sea brick, Rock Crab (Cancer irroratus), beach stone, lobster claw band, polyprolylene rope (probably from a lobster trap), nursery plant tag, Periwinkles (either Littorina littorea or L.saxatilis), maple seed (Acer […]

The Bluffs, Bar Harbor, Maine; November 18, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.85)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher Polypropylene rope, sea glass, driftwood, beach stones (basalt, granite, schist?), Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), crab claws (prob. Cancer borealis), Periwinkle (Littorina sp.), wire, Dog Whelk (Nucella lapillus), Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum), Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus drobachiensis), Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus), Rockweed (Fucus vesiculosus), pottery fragment, rusted metal with […]

Beachcombing series No.82

text and photographs by Jennifer Steen Booher Razor Clam (Ensis directus), lobster-claw band, Soft-shell Clam (Mya arenaria), beach stones, sea brick with Northern Rock barnacles (Semibalanus balanoides), Dog Whelk (Nucella lapillus), plastic chain, Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), Green Crab (Carcinus maenas), sea coal, Common Slipper Shell (Crepidula fornicata), brick, sea glass, periwinkle encrusted with Coralline […]

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine; August 4, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.79)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher The Maine State 420 Championships were in Castine last week (a 420 is a kind of sailboat), and my son was competing, so I spent a day on the waterfront, beachcombing and watching the races from afar. The day started out in the low 70s, cloudy and humid with a […]

The Bluffs, Bar Harbor, Maine; April 28, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.75a & b)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design Time traveling again, way way back to April 28. Fortunately, I took notes while beachcombing, so I can tell you it was cold out on the Bluffs, overcast with a stiff north wind and rough seas. A few gulls gathered overhead, probably curious about whether […]

Hulls Cove, October 26, 2012 (Beachcombing series No.67)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Boher of Quercus Design Hulls Cove, Maine; October 26, 2012 (Beachcombing series No.67) The first new Beachcombing series in six months! I don’t know why it took so long to pull together, but I’ve been moving these pieces around on my light table since early November. It was a […]

Potwarp from Monhegan Island, along with paintings of bits and pieces I have found on the beach over the last 30 years.

paintings by Scott Kelley Souvenir, Montauk, 2002, watercolor and gouache on paper, 15” x 22” Cloud and Water, 2001, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22” x 30” Matt’s Warp, egg tempera on panel, 20″ x 24″ Angela’s Warp, egg tempera on panel, 20″ x 24″

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