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The Explorer’s Club Presents Tara Oceans

The Explorer’s Club Public Lecture Series presents TARA OCEANS on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 6-8. 6-7 Greet Tara’s crew and scientists with wine and cheese, then from 7-8 enjoy a sceince lecture on the health of our oceans today, as well as an unveiling of Mara Haseltine’s newest sculpture LA BOHEME: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril. The tickets are $20 and going fast. RSVP at (212) 628-8383. Materials: Uranium-infused glass, UV-neon light, blood, sweat. Dimensions: Variable. 2012.

Here I am posing at Brooklyn Glass with outsized component of sculpture of LA BOHEME: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril, based on a tintinnid that I captured off the coast of Chile while onboard TARA OCEANS. It was love at first sight–the plankton looked like a tiny champagne glass for a mermaid.