I feel that life is art; it isn’t a separate sort of thing. To make my surroundings a work of art, harmonious to the senses, that is of paramount importance for me. To paint with a brush or a pen on a piece of paper or on a ceramic piece, it does not matter. What matters is the creation of beauty. What constitutes beauty obviously differs to each one . . . I am happy when my work pleases another.

Education in art: in the space of about 5 years I’ve randomly studied drawing, painting and calligraphy in Woodstock, NY and more recently Brush Painting in South Korea for 3 months.

e-mail: marlenka [at] auroville.org.in
address: Creativity, Auroville
tel: (91) 0413 262 3615, (91) 948 636 3525