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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uranium–For Art, Not Bombs

I first came acrossuranium-infused glass in the Millville Art Museum in New Jersey. They have a fine collection of tableware made with uranium-infused pressed glass. As a side note, Millville was the hub for pressed glass in the 1880s. When it was discovered that uranium could be used to create nuclear bombs, all uranium was […]

La Boheme–A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril

I’ve started to create a series of works based on my disturbing realization that all of my plankton samples contain tiny UV-degraded plastics from water bodies around the world, some very remote. The first of this series was collected in February-March 2011 off the coast of Chile aboard Tara Oceans. The first of the La Boheme […]


This is an installation I made this past summer at Haystack Mountain School of Arts & Crafts. I blew all of these bubbles myself! And I hand finished them as well!

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 […]