About Markow & Norris
Markow & Norris developed glass weaving in the early years of this century. After a decade of stained glass, they debuted their woven sculpture in 2003 at the Bullseye Connection Gallery in Portland, Oregon and their first public show was in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland. Since their debut, over 35 publications have covered their story and pictured their unusually complex sculptures, including Southern Living, Robb Report, Interior Design, Luxury Living, The Advocate & The Washington Post. They have been featured on television on Fox News and CBS Sunday Morning among others. Both Eric Markow and Thom Norris have science degrees outside the arts which help them bring other disciplines to their enigmatic creations. They have exhibited in many cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington DC and at SOFA Chicago. There next solo exhibition will be in Austin, Texas in November 2010.
Inspired by artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Dale Chihuly, we enjoy the complicated and strategically intricate process of our woven glass. It gives us an enormous amount of intimate time with every sculpture. This intense focus is often the catalyst for new ideas that manifest themselves in future sculpture. Our current project involves a series of four life-size landscape Kimonos representing the four seasons at different times of day. The Kimono's are the completion of our Japanese Origami inspired works started in 2008. Each year we strive to push to boundaries of our woven glass beyond what we thought was possible the year before both in size and shape as well as color. The only constant in our studio is the uninterrupted creation of new colors of glass.