Born in New York in 1967, her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects.
Each work is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process called sand cast glass. Marlene makes each work come alive revealing the true and unique source of life energy in each creation.
“My goal is to create life in whatever I make. In the ordinary, I see the extraordinary. The glass is a glimpse of something beyond the moment, a vision frozen forever. Like relics that evoke ancient time, these glass assemblages are shards of unnamed emotions, visions, and memories”
Educated at Promfret School in Connecticut, and Tulane University in New Orleans. Here she came into her own as an artist, developing her unique style. She held her first solo exhibition before graduation, with a sell out show in New Orleans. Following this success she went on to graduate school at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA., with a Summer Program at Philchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington, the birthplace and epicenter of the Art Glass Movement. She has since traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Caribbean gaining even more influences and ideas for her work.
Marlene is in major collections public and private around the world.
Some of these works may already be in private collections so please let me know if I may assist you with what may be available.