W.C. Barnett
Sculpture Garden and Studio
Austin, Texas

About W.C. Barnett

William C. Barnett
Artist's Statement
My work is an attempt to acknowledge and explore the puzzling mysteries of the human experience. I seek to create images that resonate within the viewer, evoking universal truths that are at the core of our lives. My impressionistic figurative sculpture intends to represent the subjective nature of life's most dramatic turning points. The use of durable bronze and stone implies, for me, the lasting universality of these experiences, which transcend any one lifetime or even any particular generation.

I also strive to create art that is functional. Making art a pragmatic part of one's daily life elevates the art by involving the viewer in a more vital way. The "viewer" becomes more than a viewer, and the art becomes more than decoration.

Education: Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas BFA 1984
Austin Community College, Austin, Texas 1995-96
University of texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 1985-86
Independent Studies: Bronze Casting
Slippery Rock University, Slipper Rock, Pennsylvania 1981
Work Study: Aluminum Casting
University of Houston, Houston, Texas 1980-1982
Stephen F Austin State Unversity, Nacogdoches, Texas 1978-1980
Institute Allend Universidad, San Miguel De Allende, 1977-1978
GTO, Mexico
Printmaking; Sliver Jewelry
Art Related Experience

  • Constructed, Established, and Operated Bronze and Ceramic Studio, 1994 to Present
  • Created and Maintain Private Sclupture Xerascape Garden With Over 85 Works By Texas Artists
  • Dancer With Pina Bausch, "Nur Du (Only You)," Bass Concert Hall, 1996
  • Assistant Animator For Music Video: Brave Combo "Hokey Pokey," 1994
  • Assistant Animator for Austin Music TV Channel Station Introduction, 1994
Teaching Experience

Austin Sculpture Conservatory, Austin, Texas 1992 To Present
Bronze Casting; Life Drawing

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 1982-84
Teaching Assistant: Sculpture

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