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Today we’d like to introduce you to Emmett Barnacle.

Emmett, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
As a child I always liked art but it was never really the focus which at the time baseball and soccer were. As I got older junior and senior year I began taking more studio art electives and the finally for my high school senior project I worked with local Rhode Island glass blowers at Pean Doubulyu Glass. Thats when I took a slight left turn and went business school for a year and a half at Endicott College before I dropped out and thats where the story really begins. I then worked for glass artist Steven Weinberg while taking continuing ed classes at Mass Art in glass and then went to RISD for 4 years and since then have had my own studio in Pawtucket, RI for the past 4 years.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
For me my main inspiration is Architecture in which I create cast glass sculptures. I work with the lost wax casting method where I’ll make a sculpture out of wax and then make a plaster/silica mold and then fill the molds with glass while bringing them up to 1550-1600 For anywhere from a few days to weeks depending on the thickness of the sculpture. From birth architecture has always been a part of my life with my mother and family being in real estate along with having lots of historic architecture around Providence, RI. Right now, I’m working on a series of doors and facades along with lighthouses. I just hope that my work takes people’s imaginations to wonder where these places may be either fantasy or realistic and what may be behind them.

How can artists connect with other artists?
just keep pushing and applying for shows and don’t get discouraged curators have their own visions for shows and who knows what they see and social media can be a very powerful tool and really is the most powerful tool in out tool belts for getting eyes on our work.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can find me either on my website or my Instagram wildbarnacle. If anyone has any questions they can find my contact info through my website or direct message or email me through Instagram. I have a variety of available work as well as am open for commissions. If anyone is in the Louisiana area I’m going to be in a show at the Alexandria Museum of art other than that stay posted on my Instagram!

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