Reblogged from Newfoundland Folkways
Late spring of each year, residents see caplin (or capelin, to non-Newfoundlanders) rolling onto the shores. Large, dense schools move close to the beaches for spawning (first males, then females), while avoiding the pods of whales migrating down the coast, but are quickly met with people and their nets.
During this season, certain beaches are known to turn silver with the fish as they roll themselves in the waves, right up onto the rocks. They are considered a reliable and important local food source that can be eaten fresh (fried or baked), frozen, or salted and dried for use throughout the year. Freshly pickled fish can be dried lying on a flake, hanging on pins in a board, or hung up like laundry (as seen above). Though less common among younger generations and tourists, the females’ bright orange roe (eggs) can be harvested easily, and is exceptionally delicious directly from the fish, or lightly salted and kept. Further, for some communities the caplin (along with kelp) are traditionally collected and used to enrich soil - as a fertilizer - for homestead gardens.
Similar to smelt, the traditional way to eat the fish is whole as the innards and head become delicious when cooked or dried, and the bones are soft and edible.
The photos in this set were taken in late June, 2014 at Middle Cove beach - a popular location to fill your boots.
Contributed by Lisa Wilson and Justin Oakey
Reblogged from PDP @artBMA
Blanche Dillaye was the Director of Art Education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and founding member and first President of the Plastic Club of Philladelphia. Art clubs for men already existed in the city, but women artists had no place to meet, to exchange ideas, or to exhibit their work. The term “Plastic” in the name, suggested by Blanche Dillaye, refers to the state of any unfinished work of art. via
Blanche Dillaye (American, 1851 ‑ 1931)
On Little Egg Harbor Bay, 1883
The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.12200
Current field work in progress.
It’s using engravings from old exploration books scanned and digitally printed then pasted on sintra board. The ground is a cutting mat scanned and printed photolithographically. Porthole is a polymer photogravure print. Brass clamps and blue foam.