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DAN SNOW – ART-BUILDER, STONE-WORKER, WRITER, TEACHER, LECTURER
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Dan Snow is an art maker in the outdoors. Dry laid stone construction is the mode of making he employs to devise site-specific works of environmental art. He combines mastercraftman skills with sculptural artistry to bring new geologic forms into the natural world. The works stand alone as sculpture, and come alive when engaged by visitors to their environs.
In 2016, Dan produced Finn Island at Landmark College, Putney, VT, Lucy’s Place at Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT and Ripple Effect at Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT.
Besides the many land art pieces he has created on his own, Dan has led projects, workshops and guided collaborations involving participants in the installation and construction of site-specific environmental artworks and dry stone constructions. In 2015, Stone Clouds, a mixed-media installation of stones and steel was installed with the assistance of 50 Charlotte School students on the grounds of the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT. Over the span of 6 summers, seven dry stone artworks in the landscape were constructed by dozens of workshop participants under his direction at English Harbour Arts Centre, Newfoundland, Canada. In 2011, the Wishing Wells installation of locally sourced granite cobbles, was assembled with the assistance of 7 students from the School of Art and Design Helsinki at Kerava Art Museum, Finland.
A Mastercraftsman with The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain and the Dry Stone Conservancy, Dan lectures, leads workshops and writes about the art and craft of working with dry stone in the landscape.
Snow’s forty year career of creating in stone has taken him to 13 states and 8 countries. When not traveling for public and private art commissions he resides in Vermont where he was born and raised.
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