A funnel shaped strainer is suspended surrounded by concentric wire hoops.  Wire

Roxi Marsen, Chinois Chandelier (2021). Found objects, crystals, bells, chain, wire, epoxy . 17 x 25 x 17 in.

When I first came to Vinegar Hill I was drawn to the river by the light, space and tranquility. Thanks to community efforts, our historic neighborhood is landmarked and set apart from the hustle and bustle of New York City. My work is fueled by being here. Sun sparkles in my studio generating dancing points of light. My materials include a weaving and balancing together of metals, wire, chain, crystal prisms, jewelry, beads, bells, found objects. This current body of work dangles in space with an ephemeral kinetic quality that informs my constructions. The spatial whimsy is without any conscribed geometry or symmetry. My intuitive process draws on the formal elements of many years of two dimensional painting. I describe my work as sculptural assemblage with a painterly edge.

My academic studies include an MFA from Pratt Institute, a BA from Trenton State College, as well as, a formative year at Bard College. I have received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and MacDowell Colony. Numerous professional credentials include solo and group exhibitions in and around NYC.