American glass artists Eric Markow and Thom Norris met in 1994 in Northern Virginia. The two started collaborating on organically inspired stained glass window commissions for the next decade. Over the years as glass flame work and glass fusing became more popular, Markow & Norris began several years of experimentation to develop handwoven glass.
They imagined an art form that seemed impossible to comprehend and even more impossible to create. Inspired by the inexplicably complex framework of the natural world, Markow & Norris create enigmatically harmonious works of art.
Each deceptively organic form requires extensive planning and flawless execution. The effect is tightly woven, vividly colorful and distinctive works, conceived with a marriage of science, art and alchemy. Markow & Norris are members of the National Capital Art Glass Guild. They live in Maryland with their two parrots Simon and Sydney.
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