Marcus Barnes is a relatively new artist who has recently been studying under Paul Stankard at Salem Community College. Marcus has a vision like none other. He has really begun to push the limits of borosilicate glass, a medium rarely seen in paperweights, and creating sculpture and style never before seen in the art of the paperweight. Utilizing techniques that are not possible in soft glass Marcus is able to create lacy floral bouquets, featuring a color palette that is both exotic and refreshing