Artist Brian Engel:  Crafting Art with Fire

Artist Brian Engel: Crafting Art with Fire

Meet the Patterns of Meaning Artistic Team

This post is part of a series featuring Patterns' Artistic Team members.   

Glass Artist Brian Engel



Brian Engel brings a wealth of diverse experiences to his art and design process. His early creative endeavors were deeply inspired by the rural southwest where he was born and raised. A Gulf War veteran with four years of service in the U.S. Military and a background as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, Brian's artistic journey is enriched by these varied chapters of his life.

Twenty years ago, Brian shifted his focus from fighting fires to crafting art using fire as his medium. Over a decade, he managed glass studios at a local nonprofit glass education center. As an independent artist, Brian has taken the helm or collaborated on numerous large-scale lighting installation projects, showcasing his creative vision.  

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 Photos by Josh Massie 

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