La Mer: People Protect What They Love
Works in Clay, Marguerita Hagan
Science Museum of Virginia June 16 - Sept 10
Invitation to extend exhibit to 6 months, December 2017

The universal connection and interdependent element that has enabled all life to thrive for eons is the underlying rhythm of Hagan’s work.

As we stand at the edge of a human-induced ecological precipice, the ocean- the largest element of our planet, is telling us in no uncertain terms it cannot survive without our mutual support. At this juncture, we are responsible for the changes needed to protect the natural world, for all life on Earth depends on it.

La Mer: People Protect What They Love includes life of our seas with attention to species indigenous to the marine waters of Virginia. The species are extraordinary and in extraordinary danger. The work intends to expand awareness and positive change during this climacteric time, informing wise, timely sustainable investments for all life.

People protect what they love. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
Fall in love.

Marguerita Hagan

Laura Hughes, Curator, Navigator of Creativity and Possibilities
David Hagan, Consultant, 30 yrs of service as Staff Scientist, Retired
Eugene G. Maurakis, Ph.D., Museum Scientist
Rebecca Dahlberg, Creative Connections Team Coordinator
Tyler Rhodes, Museum Videographer, Species and Process Videos

Visit La Mer Series pages for further information.

Download Exhibit Description pdf Here.
Art, Science and Sale inquiries welcome. Contact Marguerita


 

Stellate Colony, 8"x8"x4"
Thalassionema Diatom Shield: Stellate Colony, 8"x8"x4"


 


Sketchbook pages 

Single Cell Mingle
Marine Milky Way for David: Single Cell Mingle

Red tide culprit, 8” x 1.5” x 1.5”
Chain Cochlodinium Polykrikoides: Red tide culprit, 8” x 1.5” x 1.5”

4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Hatchling: 4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf

4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Hatchling: 4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf

4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Hatchling: 4.75” x 5.5” x 1.5”, 24K leaf

6.75” x 11.25" x 5.25”,velvet, sand
Odontella Trio Colony, Diatom: 6.75” x 11.25" x 5.25”,velvet, sand

6.75” x 11.25" x 5.25”,velvet, sand
Odontella Trio Colony, Diatom: 6.75” x 11.25" x 5.25”,velvet, sand

4.25” x 8” x 9”
Beautiful Swimmer, Blue Crab Shield: 4.25” x 8” x 9”

4.25” x 8” x 9”
Beautiful Swimmer, Blue Crab Shield: 4.25” x 8” x 9”

12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”
Humpack Whale Shield : 12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”

12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”
Humpback Whale Shield: 12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”

12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”
Humpback Whale Shield: 12.25” x 12.5” x 4.5”

5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf
True Lobster-Homage to Michael: 5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf

5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf
True Lobster-Homage to Michael: 5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf

5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf
True Lobster-Homage to Michael: 5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf

5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf
True Lobster-Homage to Michael: 5.5” x 13” x 2.5”, 24K leaf

5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling
Argonaut Argo: 5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling

5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling
Argonaut Argo: 5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling

5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling
Argonaut Argo: 5.75” x 5.25” x 2.5”, sterling

credit: Tyler Rhodes
La Mer Process video: credit: Tyler Rhodes

credit: Tyler Rhodes
La Mer Process video: credit: Tyler Rhodes