Estrogen

Estrogen (2006) is an illuminated sculpture in the shape of an estrogen molecule, etradiol benzoate, designed by Mara G. Haseltine.  The sculpture was designed to be used as the trophy awarded to winners of the Medtronics Award, which is given by the Society for Women’s Health to an outstanding female scientist. code promo dieti natura […]

Water Molecule Dream Catcher

Water Molecule Dream Catcher Mara G. Haseltine created the Water Molecule Dream Catcher (2007) for the 19th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup that occurred on March 31st and April 1st, 2007. Inspired by nature and the natural sciences, the Water-Molecule Dream Catcher is a site-specific sculpture constructed at Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Hard Bargain Farm. micosi […]

Waltz of the Polypeptides

Waltz of the Polypeptides sculpture on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Campus in Long Island, NY.

Waltz of the Polypeptides (2003) is a fixed installation on the grounds of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island New York. The sculpture depicts the discovery of what has become cornerstone of modern molecular biology, the polyribosome in the act of creating a specific protein. The nascent polypeptide emerges for the ribosomes as they travel along […]

TARA OCEANS 2012 FEB. 5th-11th…YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON!

how to get your ex back For me, being an artist in residence for Tara Oceans when they came to NYC was one of the most exciting and healing events that has happened to me in NYC since September 11th. New York was one of Tara's last stops before returning home to France after more […]

Why “Fuzzy Rope” Is a Bad Idea for Oyster Restoration

This idea of using “fuzzy rope” is a bad idea because though it is cheap it is made of plastic. Plastic photo-degrades in sunlight and its particles get so small they are impossible to retrieve from the water. We still do not know the long-term ramifications of making this ‘toxic soup’ because plastic is such […]

Ode to Wolf Hilbertz the Father of Mineral Accreation

In 2006, driven by an insatiable desire to purify water through the creation of oyster reefs in my native New York, I traveled halfway around the planet to Indonesia to study under the late, great Wolf Hilbertz. Hilbertz, I had heard, had developed a miraculous reef restoration technique that created self-repairing reefs/beach breaks that provided […]

Ozma Plankton-Head, An Ideal Ruler

I decided to share this page from my sketchbook which is a collage of two of my favorite things. The first is Ozma of Oz because of her clarity, wisdom and rulership style–she goes around her kingdom with a magic wand, giving presents and having tea parties, ruling with a dainty fist filled with magical […]

Explorers’ Club Annual Dinner–Mara Returns Flag 75

Explorers Club Flag Red, White Blue Diagonals, Compass, E, C

On the March vernal equinox of 2011 I had the honor of returning Flag 75, after having taken it on TARA OCEANS with me. Over the last 100 years, Flag 75 has traveled the world, including many stops in South America. Here is a photograph of me returning Flag 75 at the Explorers’ Club Annual […]

Oh my goddess! Microscopic plastic in the plankton!

Each time I look through the microscope at plankton, it is like looking into an alternative universe where gravity has a lot less impact. It is breathtaking! I am awed. However, the thing that is weighing heavily on my heart, no matter where I have collected plankton I have found microscopic strands of plastic and […]

Mascara-ti! A rare Egyptian plankton

I have started my journey in microscopy. Microscopy is taking pictures with microscopes. Last summer I worked with a TARA scientist in Dublin and with friends from the Skirball Institute,  Ben Bartel and Andrea Gomez, as well as with members of the newly formed public biosynthetic laboratory in Brooklyn, Genspace. In January 2011, I had […]

Explorers’ Club Annual Dinner–Mara Returns Flag 75 (2011)

Explorers Club Flag Red, White Blue Diagonals, Compass, E, C

On the March vernal equinox of 2011 I had the honor of returning Flag 75, after having taken it on TARA OCEANS with me. Over the last 100 years, Flag 75 has traveled the world, including many stops in South America. Here is a photograph of me returning Flag 75 at the Explorers’ Club Annual […]

My voyage with TARA OCEANS

TARA OCEANS is a two-and-a-half-year expedition around the world in a sailboat named TARA, which is aluminum and specially made to break through ice, as well as sail in tropical waters. The mission of TARA OCEANS is to diagnose the health of our oceans and their relationship to climate change for future generations. The ship […]

I am obsessed with plankton

vente aux enchères en ligne Plankton has been a long-time obsession of mine. Not only are some of its forms like delicate snowflakes from outer space, but it is also the basic building block of the ocean's food chain. Plankton plays a crucial role in the regulation of our planet's atmosphere. Plankton creates half of […]

Oyster Island Interview

write an essay Detail: Oyster Island Mara G. Haseltine, geotherapy sculptor, answers questions regarding her sculpture Oyster Island*currently anchored in the Hudson River of Garrison New York, until Oct 10, 2010 Question: What is the concept of Oyster Island? MGH: Oyster Island is one a series of sculptures based on research I have done over […]

Portraits of My Mother

“Portraits of My Mother” by Mara G. Haseltine On May 14th science-based artist Mara G. Haseltine will have a virtual online exhibit ,“Portraits of My Mother” – the most intimate and personal work the artist has created. “Portraits of My Mother” is an homage to the artist’s recently deceased mother, Patricia Gercik Haseltine. Patricia grew […]