Marlene Rose

Flat Bottom Bell Trio
38 x 32 x 9in
Bookshelf Buddha Trio
14 x 5 x 5 in.
Merlot Bell
31 x 12 x 8
Large Roma Red Eternity Relic
Large Roma Red Eternity Relic
106 x 42 x 22
Grass Fire
Grass Fire
27" x 17.5" x 8"
*Orange Square Horse with an Edge
69 x 14 x 12"
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
24" x 14" x 7"
*Fire Dance Triptych (self-lit)
32 x 32 x 8 in.
Fire Map Triptych (self-lit)
26 x 47 x 9 in.
24" Lime Green Flower Butterfly with Lines
24" Lime Green Flower Butterfly with Lines
34 x 25 x 7
Electric Buddha
Electric Buddha
32x11x8
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
Gold Buddha in Square Frame*
23.5" x 14" x 6"
Uranium Buddha in Frame by Marlene Rose
Uranium Buddha in Frame*
24x14x7
Electric Blue Amonnite
76 x 28 x 12 in.
Autumn Leaves Panel
Autumn Leaves Panel
23.5x15.5x8
14" Lime Green Butterfly with Gold Tips*
14" Lime Green Butterfly with Gold Tips*
30" x 14" x 5"
Merlot Ghost Totem
58 x 15 x 12”
Metallic and White Ghost Totem
58 x 15 x 12”
Stone Buddha*
Stone Buddha*
20 x 8 x 6
Mini Petway by Marlene Rose*
Mini Petway*
15x13x6
Khachkar Gold
Khachkar Gold
30" x 14" x 5"
Bookshelf Buddhas
10" and 13" tall
Electric Blue Lady Cecile
57 x 10 x 6 in.
Aqua Vertical Pyramid Quilt
47 x 7 x 6 in.
Red Purple Flower Lotus
Red Purple Flower Lotus
30x20x11
Stripes Vertical -celadon, green, purple
8.25 x 6 x 17.5"
Sea-foam Rothko Budda
38 x 16 x 10 in.
Medium Desert Tree Freestanding*
Medium Desert Tree Freestanding*
59 x 22 x 12
Cobalt Bell
33 x 23 x 7
African Mask #2
17" x 9-1/2" x 3-3/4"
Metallic and Celadon Ghost Totem
58 x 15 x 12”
*Purple Lotus Buddha
African Mask #1
21" x 8-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Clear Abacus
Clear Abacus
38 x 22 x 7
Brazilian Mosaic
35 x 24 x 12 in.
Buddha Wall Trio (self-lit)
25 x 42 x 8 in.
Rasberry Serafina Quill Mask*
Rasberry Serafina Quill Mask*
28 x 12 x 9
Electric Blue Fan Buddha
13.5 x 20 x 6 in.
African Mask Trio
60 x 11 x 11 in.
Metallic Pillar Buddha
65 x 15 x 14”
10" Merlot Dowel Butterfly
10" Merlot Dowel Butterfly
14 x 10 x 4
Large Roma Red Eternity Relic
106 x 42 x 22
African Mask #3
African Mask #3
12-3/4" x 13" x 2"
#13 Camshaft Buddha - Metallic
#13 Camshaft Buddha - Metallic
32 x 7 x 7
Ionian Sea Buddha
Ionian Sea Buddha
32x8x7
Camshaft Buddha #14 (Water Blue)*
Camshaft Buddha #14 (Water Blue)*
32x7x7
Red Coin Buddha
74 x 16.5 x 12"
#18 Camshaft Buddha- Aqua Blue*
#18 Camshaft Buddha- Aqua Blue*
Camshaft Buddha #16
Camshaft Buddha #16
30 x 7 x 7
Metallic Oh Freestanding*
Metallic Oh Freestanding*
74" x 28" x 12"
Tsunami Buddha*
Tsunami Buddha*
62 x 15 x 9
Polka Dot Buddha*
Polka Dot Buddha*
26 x 23 x 9
*Red Baby Bell
23 x 8 x 7 in.
Stripes - Horiztonal celadon, blue, red, yellow, purple, brown
7x6x18.5"

 

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 Pilchuck 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.

 Marlene Rose’s glass tells us of a creative spirit that is ancient in heritage and contemporary in outlook. Using the early Egyptian sand-cast process, the artist sculpts works out of molten glass that relate to our own times – the need for permanence and serenity in an ever-transforming world. 
“Glass holds ancient light close inside, the light that is always inside, the light of its ancestors, the light of its conception, the light of its making. It is an inseparable part of its being…. The light of “now” awakens this ancient light. The glass sculptures on the floor and on the wall come alive with light, and the light of our gaze wakes the spirit inside." M. Rose

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.

 

 


 

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