Flat Bottom Bell Pyramid38"h x 32"w x 9"d Sand cast glass on metal stand
Amber Dowel Buddha48"h x 12"w x 8"d Sand cast glass on metal stand
Metallic Oh80"h x 28"w x 13"d Sand cast glass on metal stand
Gold Bookshelf Buddha12.25"h x 5"w x 4"d Sand cast glass on metal stand
Avon Blue Mini Buddha10"h x 4"w x 4"d Sand cast glass on metal stand
Lavender Tiny BuddhaSand cast glass on metal stand
Bell Tower77"h x 13"w x 10"d
Bell Tower lower close
Bell Tower middle close
Bell Tower top close
Marlene Rose was born in New York where she grew up surrounded by art; her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects. Educated at Promfret School in Connecticut, she expanded her exploration of the visual arts at Tulane University in New Orleans. It was at Tulane that 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 at the top gallery in New Orleans.
Following this success she went on to earn a Master’s degree from the California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. She attended a summer program at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, the epicenter of the American 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’s luminous sculptures combine the serene image of the Buddha or the spiritual symbolism of the bell tower with the visually strong elements of rusted iron fragments, complex texture and robust color. The resulting body of work reflects the vigor and power inherent in the process, as well as a delicacy of spiritual beauty, both of which seem to express the very nature of artist Marlene Rose.