The handling of stone puts me squarely between imagining and knowing.
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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 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. Snow strives to transfigure the essence of place into new forms and experiences through the manipulation of natural materials. From the practical to the fantastical, Snow's works in stone fuse vanguard vision with old world techniques and traditions. He has authored three books that tell the story of our heritage in stone and his personal journey in the art and craft of walling. Dan lectures, leads workshops and writes about the art and craft of working with dry stone in the landscape, and is the subject of the documentary film Stone Rising. When he and his wife (and project manager) Elin Waagen aren’t traveling for public and private art commissions they reside in Vermont where Snow was born and raised.