Alicia Rodriguez lives and works in Florida. Born in New York City in a multicultural artistic family and later raised in Venezuela, she graduated in Architecture at the Central University of Venezuela and in Fine Arts at the Cristobal Rojas Visual Arts School, both in Caracas, Venezuela, worked at Atelier Delta d’ Architecture in Paris, France, and studied gilding and glass mosaic restoration under a UNESCO program in Florence, Italy. Alicia acted as Photography professor at Nueva Esparta University Graphic Design School and the Villasmil De Leon Design Institute, becoming Art Director and Photographer at various publicity and editorial companies. Rodriguez has begunto develop her career as a Visual Artist in Florida working commissions for selected clients. Here, she got involved with a non-profit organization for children with special needs, La Ventana de Los Cielos, giving Art lessons to the children. Rodriguez creates one of a kind fused glass artworks, an art form rising today in the art world and in the interest of collectors. Alicia’s work is different, appealing and can be shown on the wall or on pedestals. She says: “After practicing with diverse media, now I am creating with fused glass. Water was a constant subject in my life. I find in the glass a resemblance to water, ice, and water creatures. I merge Florida water sites, like the Ocean and the Everglades, with the water sites of my past, the Orinoquia, the greatest concentration of rivers in the Amazon region of South America. The themes for my contemporary glass pieces subtlety imply the history and the legends of the peoples that live today or inhabited in the past all these regions, especially the ones residing closer to the water. Through my work, viewers can feel a reflection of themselves and their inner essence. I believe that we all carry a genetic memory that, no matter nationality or upbringing, is the same.”