Dan Snow is an art maker in the outdoors. Dry 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 a sculpture, and come alive when engaged by visitors to their environs. Many pieces are large enough to be walked through and climbed upon, inviting the same participation as do their greater surroundings.
Snow’s forty year career of creating in dry stone has taken him across the USA, Canada, the UK and Scandinavia. When not traveling for public and private art commissions he resides in Vermont where he was born and raised. After attending Pratt Institute and assisting sculptors in New York for four years he returned home to begin making both practical and purposeless dry stone constructions. His permanent installations number in the hundreds, and counting.
In 2001 Snow authored In the Company of Stone, and in 2008, he authored his second book, Listening to Stone. Snow’s third book, The Solitary Stoneworker, presents a life of labor and its simple truths. His creative process is the subject of the documentary film Stone Rising. Dan lectures, leads workshops and writes about the art and craft of working with dry stone in the landscape.