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ART-BUILDER, SCULPTOR, STONE-WORKER, WRITER, TEACHER, LECTURER
For 38 years Dan Snow has been building dry stone constructions in his native Windham County, Vermont and beyond. From the practical to the fantastical, his works in stone fuse vanguard vision with old world techniques and traditions. As a Mastercraftsman with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, Snow instructs in the craft and examines for the DSWA Craftsman Testing Program. Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture students have expanded their art and design horizons with the help of his hands-on-the-land direction. He has authored two books that tell the story of our heritage in stone and his personal journey in the art and craft of walling.
Dan Snow is an assemblage artist specializing in site-generated, or locally sourced, natural materials. His dry stone constructions have included stock-proof fences, pillars, stiles, staircases and arch bridges. More complex creations such as garden follies, grottoes and grandstands as well as environmental art pieces and figurative works of sculpture are part of his oeuvre. He often designs his landscape installations contextually, by creating a 3-D scale-model on site. In environmental art making, Snow strives to transfigure the essence of place into new forms and experiences through the manipulation of natural materials. In addition to private installations, he has created stone art for Brattleboro Art Center in Vermont, Kerava Art Museum in Finland and TICKON sculpture park in Denmark. An ongoing collaboration with sculptor, Edward Tufte, is producing a series of monolithic constructions in Connecticut.
In 2001 Snow authored "In the Company of Stone", published by Artisan, with photographs of his work by Peter Mauss. "Stone Rising", a film by Camilla Rockwell, released in 2005, captures the spirit of Snow's constructions and chronicles the process of their creation. Snow's second book "Listening to Stone - Hardy Structures, Perilous Follies, and Other Tangles with Nature", was published by Artisan in October 2008. His work has been the subject of articles in numerous journals, including "This Old House", "Vermont Magazine" and "Vermont Life" magazines, and the "New York Times" and the "Boston Globe." Dan keeps in contact and conversation with stone enthusiasts of all stripes. Visitors to the website can also find a chronological account of his talks, presentations, book readings, projects, installations, travels and workshops.
Dan Snow has instructed dry stone walling and environmental art workshops, and lectured on stone craft across the USA, Canada and Great Britain. He has taught environmental art workshops for the University of Art and Design (now Aalto University) Helsinki, Finland. Snow has worked with Kansas State Landscape Architecture students rebuilding pioneer homestead walls and creating a permanent sculpture for the grounds of the Beach Museum of Art. He has instructed week-long environmental art workshops at the English Harbour Arts Centre, Newfoundland, Canada. Most recently, groups of students in Finland, Wisconsin, Vermont, Indiana and Kentucky have built dry stone walls and other constructions with Snow's guidance.
As a DSWA Examiner he has organized test venues and tested dozens of applicants in the craftsman certification scheme. Snow is a former director and active supporter of The Stone Trust, an organization that seeks to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling.
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