Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
DAN SNOW

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. 

 

Additional Links: 
Art-building Vermont stone-worker
dry stone walling and environmental art workshop photos

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Dan
Job Title/Position: 
art-builder, sculptor, stone-worker, writer, teacher, lecturer.
Physical Address: 
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Last Name: 
Snow
Phone: 
802-989-1014 (office)

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
The Stone Trust
Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
Education: 
Pratt Institute School of Art and Design; Master Craftsman Certificate, Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain & the Dry Stone Conservancy
Awards: 
Vermont Arts Council 2015 Creation Grant
1981 National Endowment for the Arts grant to study amphitheater construction