Microscopy

Radiolarian, Bay Villefranche Sur La Mer.

  These photos were taken of miscroscopic plankton that the artist collected on her travels around the world (2010-2013).  They have become muses for her sculptures as well as works in their own right.  It was through this work that the artist realized how prevalent micro-degraded plastic was in the planets waters, as it was […]

New Plankton

3 Ravenous Ctenephore Series Lithoptera

1) The ‘Ravenous Ctenophore Series’ was created based on plankton that the artist captured off the coast of Chile while aboard Tara Oceans. It was important for the artist to make this series showing not only healthy but ‘ravenous ctenophores’ after making the ‘La Boehme series’ because not everything in the ocean is sick and […]

Musée Océanographique de Monaco Revisited

Musée Océanographique de Monaco I could not believe it I had not been there since hitchhiking across Europe at age 18 and being once again submerged it in treasure trove of 19thc. marine specimins and art and actually exhibiting there was overwhelming!  I realize my visit there has been informing my practice as an artist […]

Confessions of a Sea Creature Trapped in an Artists Body

    All my life like many artists I have felt alone out of place a misfit.  No I am not gay, overtly shy or a racial minority many of the other things that many people struggle with as they strive to be a functioning happy member of society its worse…I feel and have always […]

Je Mange La Mort Pour Diner….

Coral and Plankton Projection

 Above  Je Mange La Mort Pour Diner.… Projection and Sound October 2015 note: the film above is meant to be projected in a loop there is really no beginning or end to it… This film is for projection and sound made especially for a live performance at the “Nocturne” which took place at midnight on […]

Featured Artist @ BLUE Ocean Film Festival Nov 6th-9th Monaco

BLUE Ocean Film Festival Nov 6th-9th Monaco It was such an honor to present my work at the Blue Ocean Film festival.  The event was amazing as it was the Blue Ocean Film Festival’s first time ever being hosted by Prince Albert at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. The entire festival under the Prince’s  Direction […]

Post Mortem Exhibition: October 10th-December 20th, University of Ghent-Beligium

Above detail of my work “Radiolarian Skelton: Home for Future Aquatic Life”, rapid prototype from digital file, with blue lighting about 9″ squared 2012 What is so wonderful about this exhibition is that it was incredibly site specific using the existing space and collection to house this extensive group show.  The exhibition space is the […]

Making the Invisible Visible-Post Mortem Catalogue Essay August 2015

Making the Invisible Visible Mara G. Haseltine, August 2015 What constitutes a living thing?  What is dead and what is alive?  Two piles of soil look pretty much the same as seen with the naked eye, yet there is such as thing as “live dirt,” rich with microbes that provide nutrients to the things that […]

Featured Artist: SciArt in America Magazine “Straight Talk” October 2015

Mara G. Haseltine Interview: STRAIGHT TALK  Oct 2015 Issue (Images at end of the text) 1. How did you get involved making environmental art? I have always been inspired by the natural world. I remember summering in Maine as a child in the 1970’s and thinking, “This world is perfect.” I was always curious about […]

Featured Artist in “BioArt, Altered Realities” An anthology by William Myers 2015

     I am so thrilled to be part of this comprehensive anthology of BioArt ‘Altered Realities’  I really believe that William Myers has captured the essence of this ever growing movement at a poignant moment with this book! Published by Thames and Hudson it is following in incredible art history footsteps and opening viewers eyes […]

Feb 16th @ Morbid Anatomy Museum; Death Through the Microscope, La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril

Above Image:  Still from Live Performance:  Rudolpho with Mimi a Tintinnid Plankton ensnared in micro-degraded plastic  Mixed Media Sculpture, Hand Blown Uranium Infused Glass, plastic, metal 2013 Death Through the Microscope, La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril An Illustrated Lecture and Screening with Science Artist Mara G. Haseltine. Where: The Morbid Anatomy […]

Jan 22nd, Supernatural: Art, Animism and Our Relationship to Our Biosphere Art Lecture

Above Image is of “Supernatural” at Tatiana Pages Gallery, Harlem NYC rocks and glass   Artist Lecture  Supernatural: Art, Animism and Our Relationship to Our Biosphere Where: Tatiana Pages Gallery 206 Fredrick Douglas Blvd. C1 Harlem, NY, NY 10030 When: January 22nd Reception 6pm Artist Talk 7pm Description: Inspired by the Shinto concept that everything […]

Art of The Invisible Ocean: Explorer’s Club Feat Monday Night Lecture Dec 15th

Event open to: Public Members FREE Non Members $20 Date: December 15, 2014 Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021   Description: Art of the Invisible Ocean   This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of […]

“Supernatural” @ Tatiana Pages Gallery in Harlem NYC! Dec 8th-Feb 3rd 2015

I recently made “Supernatural” the centerpiece for the “Material Instincts” show at Tatiana Pages Gallery in Harlem. Inspired by the Shinto concept that everything in nature is alive and infused with spirits called Kami “supernatural” literally visualizes them in this softly psychedelic rendition of a Japanese Rock Garden. Hand Blown glass, rocks dimensions variable 2014 […]