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Marguerita Hagan is known for her ceramic sculpture inspired by the
fantastical design and exquisite beauty of marine life. From diatoms –
microscopic single-celled organisms – to giant blue whales, Hagan recreates the
intricate aesthetics of oceanic life that she describes as “constantly
perfecting itself for each unique environment.”
Hagan’s ceramic series
emulates the complex underwater ecosystem and its extraordinary sea creatures.
Her colorful convex circular forms that she refers to as shields are based on a
variety of aquatic species. The wall-mounted circular domes offer a lens into
the magnificent patterns and textures that swim underneath the water.
Similarly, Hagan’s all-white
forms delve into the exotic intricacy and diversity of the single-celled creatures
that populate the ocean from its deep abyss to the sunlit zone. These
remarkably designed single-celled organisms photosynthesize more than half of
earth’s oxygen. Hagan has said, “The intricate ceramic marine forms in white
shine light on the wonder as well as the delicate, diverse, and mostly unseen
life of the sea with which our lives are intrinsically linked.” Hagan’s
sculpture celebrates the visual aesthetics of the ocean and “aims to bring more
awareness to the environmental issues surrounding our vital relationship with
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