As an artist, I have made stained glass items for years, lamps, photo frames, parrots, night lights. glass panels for doorways, clocks and on occasion, tiffany reproduction lamp shades. Looking for a new area for expression, I started making lamps from retired and no longer operable musical instruments. Lamps from violins, trumpets, saxaphones, flutes, drums, and other instruments. I have also entered photo competitions, creative photography, black and white photos etc. I have entered ArtPrize since 2012. The 2012 entry Mr Phil Harmonic was later purchased by Ripley's Believe or Not and presently is the Ripleys San Antonio, Texas display. The 2013 entry did not get purchased. The 2014 entry was placed at a computer school ITT in Wyoming, MI. The 2015 entry was featured in the West Michigan Home and Garden Show. The 2017 entry Roll Over Beethoven, a motorcycle made from musical instruments displayed at the JW Marriott was a popular entry. It recieved the Artprize "Top 25 SHORT LIST IN PUBLIC VOTE FOR 3 D" and later sold to Ripley's Believe It or Not. It is currently on display at the Orlando, FL - Believe It or Not.
Marlin's ArtPrize Entries
These are Marlin's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.