Marlene Rose-Coates 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 began her exploration of visual mediums at Tulane University in New Orleans. Here she came into her own as an artist, developing her unique style, selling out her first solo exhibition at a top New Orleans gallery. Following this success she went on to graduate school at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. 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. An innovation truly unique to Marlene’s work is her use of found objects as integral parts of her creations making each piece both ancient and modern. Each is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. Piece Dimensions: 4"x4"x13"