spare elegance. contemporary minimalism.
These qualities describe Marjorie Sanders' art through many transitions over the years. An established artist with a background in photography, digital illustration and print arts, Sanders is a pioneer in using pixels as paint. Her digital illustrations are found in homes around the country and abroad. From 2007 to 2012 she was a partner and featured artist at Sandstone Gallery, the oldest gallery on historic Gallery Row in Laguna Beach, California. She returned in the summer of 2015 to exhibit her glass sculptures for the first time.
Sanders began to pursue her passion for fine art glass in 2013, attending classes and workshops in Portland and Santa Fe to learn basic principles and techniques. She opened her home-based kilnforming and coldworking studio that same year in Laguna Beach. She continues to evolve as an artist through total immersion in her daily practice, rigorous independent research, formal instruction and dialogue with her mentors.
I am moved by the simplest forms and nuances of tone, color and texture. By working with the energy and flow of the glass, I want to express timeless movement, like rolling surf or drifting snow. I’m happy if people respond to these rhythms in quiet contemplation.