Marine Abstracts is a fascinating ceramic sculptures series in tribute to the coral reef ecosystems by Marguerita Hagan, a Philadelphia-based artist fascinated by the microscopic marine organisms.
This La Mer series abstracts the architecture of marine life from the microscopic primary producers, corals and beyond. The sculptures play off the interdependent elements in single-cell colonies, their growth via binary fission and symbiosis within the coral reef ecosystems for a start. Jacques Cousteau said, “People protect what they love.” One must first be aware of the extraordinary life supporting our blue planet. Hagan’s work magnifies and makes a climacteric call to do just that, fall in love now.Marguerita Hagan