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 she has described as “The Great New York Oyster Movement.” This cross-disciplinary project involves marine biologists, environmental scientists, community activists, oyster farmers and gardeners work to find the best solutions for restoring oyster beds which have historically graced New York’s Waterways in abundance.
“My most current projects combine minute structures from the nano-world with environmental technology to create a series of living sculptures employing ‘biomimicry’. I am working in collaboration with a team of marine biologists to create a living eco-system of functional underwater sculptures”–MGH
Mara G. Haseltine