Blue prints to Save the Planet Series: The Rococo Cocco Reef

Blue Prints to Save the Planet A Series: The Rococo Cocco Reef The Rococo Cocco Reef is multi-dimensional, a living art work, educational tool, eco touristic dive site, The Rococo Cocco Reef habitat for fish and coral to thrive, and a reef brake that attenuates waves protecting shorelines endangered by rising sea levels due to climate change. will […]

Radiolarian Skeleton

Go on a guided tour or make a date with an Explorer to experience the famous members only “Gallery” formally known as the “Trophy Room” which graces the top floor of the Explorer’s Club. On May 6th on United Nations 2019  Sustainability Report that 1 million animals were on the endangered species list with unprecedented […]


Handblown glass orbs in the forest, pond, and on the shore

Futurenatural Series, 2015 According to Haseltine, her Futurenatural Series addresses the need for all of us to reacquaint ourselves with the primordial life force within nature. When harmonious, all organic matter and living matter of the biosphere works in tandem to create a balance and equilibrium.  This work addresses the life force in nature and both imagines and embraces the […]

Supernatural 1 / Supernatural 2

Supernatural 1, hot sculpted glass, rocks install shot 2014

Supernatural 1: rocks, hot-sculpted glass, dimensions variable,  2014 Inspired by the Shinto concept that everything in nature is alive and infused with spirits called Kami “Supernatural” literally visualizes them revealing the spirits of the rocks in this softly psychedelic rendition of a Japanese Rock Garden.  In the Shinto religion this moment of awareness and enlightenment when […]

Rose, microportraits of an Astrangia Peculate coral from Cape Cod

Rose Series: micro portraits of an Astrangia Poculata coral from Cape Cod, MA, 2015 Description: The muse for “Rose” — a Portrait series of extreme close ups of the coral Astrangia poculata — comes from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is typical of a coral polyp that inhabits the mid-Atlantic. Considered a coral “of least concern” […]


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 […]

La Bohème, A Portrait of Today’s Oceans in Peril, Plastic & Plankton

La Bohème

Plankton plays a crucial role in regulating our planet’s atmosphere. These microscopic creatures produce half the world’s oxygen. La Bohème: Portrait of An Ocean in Peril, is a series of sculptures dedicated to the importance and impending peril of these vital organisms. To create this body of work, the artist collected plankton samples from waters […]

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 […]

Homologous Hope Public Sculpture

Homologous Hope (2014) Mara Haseltine was recommended by the architect Rafael Vinoly to create a significant sculptural statement for the entry of a new medical building on the University of Pennsylvania Medical campus. The University asked for a sculpture that would honor both the scientists and the donors of the Basser Center. The Basser center […]

Supernatural Series

Supernatural Series III Supernatural Series One (2012) was inspired by the beauty of the mushrooms in the moss-covered forests of Maine, where after a rain the mushrooms bloom. These pieces were blown by Mara G. Haseltine in Maine. This piece is meant to be seen in situ so that the viewer stumbles across them as […]

Enchanted Oyster Sweet Spot

Biorock Recipe Book With Mermaid Detail “There is no better place to have this work at this time than on Governor’s Island. The work is located in the heart of New York City’s Oyster Restoration efforts. The Harbor School, in conjunction with the NY/NJ Baykeepers, is doing unprecedented work in urban oyster restoration. New York […]

Oyster Island

On July 15th 2010 Oyster Island: A Submersible Substrate for Future Aquatic Life (2010) a floating site specific Sculpture was launched on the Hudson River at Garrison’s Landing in Garrison. The work is part of Garrison Art Center’s sculpture show entitled CURRENT on display until October 11th, 2010. learn chinese online The sculpture pays homage […]

Mitochondrian Renewable Energy

Mitochondrian Renewable Energy Mitochondrion Renewable Energy Pool (2004) is made with recycled materials and solar power, the work is planned for nine acres on the grounds of the “Muckenthaler Cultural Center” located in Fullerton, CA. This earth work depicts a cross section of the mitochondria, the organelle within the cell which creates energy by converting […]

Gill Reef

Oyster Gill Reef at the New School

Gill Reef (2009) is a submersible sculpture and is one in a series of Geotherapy art works that address the need to restore and repair the aquatic environment. buy discount cigars online The form is derived from that of an oyster gill, a design that maximizes water flow over the surface. Once submerged, a mild […]

SARS Inhibited

Singapore Biopolis Sculpture Bioinformatics

SARS Inhibited (2006) is a bronze sculpture that stands in the central plaza of the science city Biopolis, Singapore. Biopolis conducted an international completion to select a sculptor to create an installation that captures the practical application of their work. After interviewing the Biopolis scientists, Mara proposed the winning design, a sculpture depicting the active site […]

Inflatable Estrogen

Inflatable Estrogen Mara G. Haseltine continues to investigate the molecular and sub-molecular structures of life using scientific data as the armatures for her sculptures. Inflatable Estrogen (2004) is the artist’s rendering of estrogen and testosterone. The artist had the following to say about this piece: “What is a constant source of amazement for me when […]

Those Could Be Anything…

Those Could Be Anything Detail Those Could Be Anything…An Inflatable Stem Cell Installation Bursting With Pluripotent Potential is a special art project specifically designed to be part of a traveling exhibition. This installation is created not only to be beautiful but also to create a forum for discussion addressing the hotly debated issue of stem cell […]

Follicle Stimulator Hormone

Follicle Stimulator Hormone Mara G. Haseltine was commissioned to create Follicle Stimulator Hormone (2004) by the company Serono located in Geneva, Switzerland based on the ribbon diagram depiction of the follicle stimulator hormone. The work celebrates 30 years of outstanding work by the scientist Aliza Eshkhol. Eshkhol did groundbreaking work on the purification of the Follicle […]

Radiolarian Reef

Radiolarian Reef Rendering Radiolarian Reef (2010) is the skeleton of a radiolarian which encases plankton. Plankton in our oceans and fresh water bodies creates over half the oxygen on our planet and sequester carbon dioxide. These elegant structures are eroding and mutating due to ocean acidification. This model depicts the plans for a reef structure which […]

“Transcriptase” NYC’s first solar powered Oyster Reef Experiment

Geotherapy Activism Oyster Reef Bioremediation Environmental Art

Graphical render of Oyster Restoration NYC: reef on pilings powered by solar panels TRANSRIPTEASE (2007) is New York City’s First Solar Powered Oyster Reef, a living art work, growing in the intertidal zone in MCNEIL PARK on College Point, Queens NY. For the past few years artist Mara G. Haseltine has immersed herself in what […]