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Photo: River Run
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River Run

Craig Snyder
Minnesota
Materials: Steel, Aluminum & Cedar
Sponsors:
Knutson + Casey
Selling Price: $9,200

Artist Statement:

Tumbling flows of rushing water push their way to the sea. The river runs wild and imbues the land with myriad topographies. To be free like the river.

Photo: Craig Snyder

About Craig Snyder

Sculpture is my thing. I appreciate all forms of art but working in three dimensions appeals to me in so many ways. I have gravitated to public art. I enjoy the collaboration and teamwork when putting together a large piece. Itโ€™s really the ultimate showcase for my work — itโ€™s out there for all the world to see and love or not.

My specific focus is on welded steel, copper, brass and aluminum. I often combine that with stone, wood and now also ceramic and glass. Depending on the preference of the piece, I will go with natural patinas but also seriously love color. Iโ€™ve always been fascinated with the East and have chosen to experiment with techniques and concepts originating there, such as wabi-sabi. For me, wabi-sabi is the acceptance of beauty infused by the imperfection as a reflection of our lives and loves.

Depending on the specifics of the project, I have an Architect, Structural Engineer and a Fabrication shop ready to be part of the team when needed.