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Steel. Copper. Aluminum. Metals that are near and dear to my artistic soul. I love to cajole and inspire them into art. Yet sometimes its just heat, beat, twist, bend and hammer them into a sculpture. Mostly abstract and contemporary art. Everything is put to the test of flame. If it’s not consumed in fiery ashes, it might become my favorite.

Look for us at the Sioux Falls at the 8th and Railroad buildings.  We have pieces on display in the Decatur Sculpture Tour (Decatur IN), Edina, MN (by the Lunds near 50th and France), Milbank, SD, Breckenridge, CO, Adrian, MI, Hutchinson, MN, St. Cloud, MN, Chankaska Winery here in Minnesota,  the Bemidji SculptureWalk (Bemidji, MN) and the Kenosha Sculpture Walk at Harbor Park in Kenosha WI.

It’s serious. It’s fun. It’s fire-shaped metal sculpture. Art by Craig Snyder.

I try to remember that the job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it. To be birthed by it. Each time we come to the end of a piece of work, we have failed as we have leapt — spectacularly, brazenly — into the unknown. – Dani Shapiro