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 […]

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 […]

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 […]