Marietta was born in Kraków, Poland to parents who are famous biologists and shared their 16th century apartment with her mother’s parents. Her father defected to the United States when Marietta was 6 years old. Her grandfather, who was an art historian and poet, became her mentor. He not only educated young Marietta about art history and its evolution, but nurtured and encouraged her artistic passion. Marietta’s nuclear family immigrated to the United States four years later to face a foreign, unkind world filled with challenges, ridicule, and lack of acceptance. Creating art was Marietta’s salvation. It still plays the same role to this day. Her life’s journey lead to a 34-year career in dentistry, service as a dental Navy officer and Veteran, working in her private dental practice, and finally realizing her dream as a full-time artist.
Marietta’s inspiration comes from nature’s art that surrounds us everywhere we look. “Paying attention to the smallest of details elevates one’s senses and heightens the awareness of the miracles our world provides us each day. The brilliant colors, the water reflecting rays of light, the dew drops in the morning, sparkling like diamonds, the twinkling stars at night, and the extraordinary limitless universe which surrounds us always inspires new visions of brilliance which I translate into “Outside the Box” striking works of art.” – Marietta Bajer
The scope for Marietta’s artwork has been diverse including pencil drawings, watercolor, acrylic, oil, clay sculpture, jewelry, and currently multimedia sculptural glass resin art, scratchboard art, and bronzes. Scratchboard art allows Marietta to share her love for animals and to create a dramatic highly detailed portrayal of each animal, capturing its soul with extraordinary expressive eyes.
Marietta’s bronze sculptures reflect the vast infinite beauty of the universe combined with the treasures of the ocean. Her inspiration stems from marveling at the extraordinary balance that nature gives us and the insurmountable grandeur of it all. “Our universe is simply the creation of a higher power that we, as humans, cannot comprehend.” – Marietta Bajer
Nothing talks to Marietta like multimedia sculptural resin glass art. “Finding resin art has been a very exciting and rewarding chapter in my artistic journey!”
The process of creating these pieces is no easy task. They require great attention to detail, design, flawless resin pours, and patience in allowing the resin to flow where it may. Marietta has always yearned to feel the simplicity of contemporary art with its enigmatic visual quality and infinite color palate. Her resin glass sculptural pieces give her just that. Resin permits her free spirit to soar and the placement of glamorous embellishments gives her creations some order and refinement. The possibilities are endless.
The glass prisms reflected by dancing rays of light create a sense of wonder, harmony, and brilliance as if walking into a jewelry box. They are colorful, active, and radiant, alive with layers of resin interspersed with recycled and reflective glass, shells, mother-of-pearl, mica pigments, and many other remarkable adornments. They echo a vibration of pulsating energy, dancing from every angle, breathing a sense of peace, tranquility, and joy into the soul of each viewer. Marietta’s artwork is truly remarkable and evokes a joyful emotional experience when in its presence. Photographs and videos do not show its depth or glamour. It is a “must see” in person.