Labocine May 2017 Spotlight!

Check out my online interview with Imagine Science Films Director Alexis Gambis on “Lobocine” May 2017 a SciArt global film archive: ” Microscopic Melodramas, A Surrealistic Look at Our Oceans in Peril”. To read article & see films goto: Or read article below and see films in “video” section of this website   Interview […]

Villefranche Sur La Mer: History, Plankton & Micro-plastic

Villefranche Sur La Mer: This fall I had the wonderful luck to stay in Villefranche Sur la Mer, an ancient coastal town on the Mediterranean right after tourist season ended for a week.  I first learned about Villefranche because of its famous marine biology station where many of the Tara, scientists, engineers and microscopists work.  […]

La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril

La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril

La Boheme: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril The tragic tale of interspecies love at the dawn of the Anthropocene age. Excerpt from “Labocine” interview May 2017 With La Bohème, the message is perhaps much more direct and personal…where the viewer ventures into a droplet of water on a microscopic scale an acidic winter […]

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 […]

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 […]


Over the past three years, I have collected plankton from all over the planet, using both some very rustic and more sophisticated microscopy. Thanks to Emmanuel Reynaud from UCD. Some of these images were taken at an artist-in-residency that I had in Dublin.

The Siene Is Alive!

I am back on Tara Oceans no matter city or spot it is one of my most favorite places in the world. As I re-enter the main cabin the sounds of the engine room and smells of fresh baked bread flood my memory and I am unable to suppress my desire to capture plankton! Plankton, […]

Mara Visits Tara Oceans in Paris This January

I will be visiting Tara Oceans in January 2013. Tara Oceans is parked on the Seine. Tara Oceans recently completed a two and a half year voyage to take the temperature of today's oceans, testing planktonic systems worldwide to see how climate change is affecting them. Plankton is the building block of the ocean's food […]

Amphibious Reef Design

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]