Tracy Silva Barbosa began working with glass in 1997 at Mass College of Art in Boston. After graduation, she worked with the world-renowned architectural glass artist, John Lewis, assisting with such glass marvels as the OK City Memorial, and One World Trade, NY. Today, Barbosa is the co-owner of Duende Glass, L.L.C. in New Bedford, MA, and is heavily involved in community art projects. Barbosa’s Azorean heritage, along with her admiration for craftsmanship, greatly influences her artwork. Her artistic process uses painstaking layers of transparent color mixed with various images such as post-industrial architecture, urban sprawl, along with colorful flora and fauna, to create a delicate narrative addressing issues such as age, sensuality, and transcendence.