Marlene Rose

African Mask #2
17" x 9-1/2" x 3-3/4"
Retro Circles*
Retro Circles*
16 x 21 x 7
African Mask #3
African Mask #3
12-3/4" x 13" x 2"
Blue Chinese Bell*
Blue Chinese Bell*
30x13x9
Red Purple Flower Lotus
Red Purple Flower Lotus
30x20x11
Stone Buddha*
Stone Buddha*
20 x 8 x 6
Polka Dot Buddha*
Polka Dot Buddha*
26 x 23 x 9
Metallic Oh Freestanding*
Metallic Oh Freestanding*
74" x 28" x 12"
14" Lime Green Butterfly with Gold Tips*
14" Lime Green Butterfly with Gold Tips*
30" x 14" x 5"
#18 Camshaft Buddha- Aqua Blue*
#18 Camshaft Buddha- Aqua Blue*
Rasberry Serafina Quill Mask*
Rasberry Serafina Quill Mask*
28 x 12 x 9
Snake in the Sun*
Snake in the Sun*
27 x 29 x 8
Mini Petway by Marlene Rose*
Mini Petway*
15x13x6
Uranium Buddha in Frame by Marlene Rose
Uranium Buddha in Frame*
24x14x7
Purple Lotus Buddha
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
24" x 14" x 7"
Red African Shield*
Red African Shield*
31 x 31 x 9
Stone Buddha 10/12
Stone Buddha 10/12*
20" x 8" x 6"
Tsunami Buddha*
Tsunami Buddha*
62 x 15 x 9
Gold Ring Buddha*
Gold Ring Buddha*
29" x 29" x 8"
Purple Buddha in Frame
24 x 14 x 7
Water Oh Freestanding*
Water Oh Freestanding*
76 x 28 x 12
10" Merlot Dowel Butterfly
10" Merlot Dowel Butterfly
14 x 10 x 4
Camshaft Buddha #16
Camshaft Buddha #16
30 x 7 x 7
Metallic Birdbath Buddha*
62 x 14.5 x 8"
Circle 70s Door
18.5 x 6 x 20.5"
Grass Fire
Grass Fire
27" x 17.5" x 8"
Clear Abacus
Clear Abacus
38 x 22 x 7
Merlot Butterfly
Merlot Butterfly
21" x 28" x 7"
African Mask #1
21" x 8-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Large Roma Red Eternity Relic
Large Roma Red Eternity Relic
106 x 42 x 22
Red Coin Buddha
74 x 16.5 x 12"
Polka Dot Door
Polka Dot Door
19" x 23" x 8"
24" Lime Green Flower Butterfly with Lines
24" Lime Green Flower Butterfly with Lines
34 x 25 x 7
Orange Square Horse with an Edge
69 x 14 x 12"
Electric Buddha
Electric Buddha
32x11x8
Camshaft Buddha #14 (Water Blue)*
Camshaft Buddha #14 (Water Blue)*
32x7x7
Trail
24x16x7"
Stripes Vertical -celadon, green, purple
8.25 x 6 x 17.5"
Medium Desert Tree Freestanding*
Medium Desert Tree Freestanding*
59 x 22 x 12
#13 Camshaft Buddha - Metallic
#13 Camshaft Buddha - Metallic
32 x 7 x 7
Stripes - Horiztonal celadon, blue, red, yellow, purple, brown
7x6x18.5"
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
23.5" x 14" x 6"
Autumn Leaves Panel
Autumn Leaves Panel
23.5x15.5x8
Khachkar Gold
Khachkar Gold
30" x 14" x 5"
Merlot Bell
31 x 12 x 8
Ionian Sea Buddha
Ionian Sea Buddha
32x8x7
Bell Tower*
86 x 16 x 12"

Marlene Rose was born in New York with art all around her. Her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects. Educated at Promfret School in Connecticut, she continued her exploration of visual mediums at Tulane University in New Orleans. Here she came into her own as an artist, developing her unique style. She went on to graduate school at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. She even found time for 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 Rose's sculptures in glass are modern works of art that resonate with references and allusions to other cultures and civilizations. Rose is one of those rare artists who has discovered a profound way to connect the past and the present. Her work has an immediacy that transcends time and space. To be in the presence of her work is to feel connected to a continuum that started thousands of years ago on earth and millions of light years ago in the universe.

Her sculptures are endowed with an inner light that is a function of not only how they are made but also of her particular affinity for the medium of glass. Over time Rose has developed a vocabulary that is referential as well as abstract and the combination allows viewers access to a language that becomes their own.

Her goal as an artist is to create life in what ever she makes. In simple terms, she makes the pieces come alive revealing the true and unique source of life energy in each creation. Each piece is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this "Dangerous Dance of Creation" reflects in the finished work. In the end, the work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, and shine and reflection. And because these are cast objects, they hold in their form the memory of the shapes and textures of the materials that formed them; they are fine-grained, rugged or smooth, transparent or translucent, colored or clear.

 

Congratulations to Marlene Rose for her one-woman exhibition at Longboat Key Center for the Arts!

 


 

To read from her Gulf Coast Museum of Art catalogue please click here.