Inflatable Estrogen

Mara G. Haseltine continues to investigate the molecular and sub-molecular structures of life using scientific data as the armatures for her sculptures.

Inflatable Estrogen (2004) is the artist’s rendering of estrogen and testosterone.

The artist had the following to say about this piece: “What is a constant source of amazement for me when people experience this work is that even though most people have never seen these sub-cellular forms fleshed out, they relate to them on a subconscious level and find, no matter how complex their form, the shapes innately familiar. The viewers relate to them intrinsically; these forms are functioning parts in all of us.”