Winter Works

A children’s play house for a botanical garden, a folly for a pocket park under a highway bridge, and a sculpture installation at a harbor; these are some of the proposals in progress this winter at Dan Snow Stoneworks.

The conditions on the ground outside have been best suited for skiing, boarding and snowshoeing, which I’ve been enjoying since the Christmas storm left us with 18” of white stuff. Development of designs for upcoming projects takes place next to the woodstove.

Modeling clay is one of my favorite sketch materials. It reveals more about the true reality of an idea than a drawing does. Manipulating materials on a small scale runs up against some of the same issues that will be present when constructing a full scale rendition in stone.