Curls and Swirls

key west coral -- steelCurls and Swirls

We went snorkeling in Key West for spring break.  It involved a boat ride out to reef about 7 miles from shore.  Besides seeing a 6′ barracuda, we saw some really fascinating corals.  Thus an artist can find inspiration anywhere, but especially 20 foot down on a coral reef.  Beautiful.

Size: 20″ x 20″ x 18″

Price: Not For Sale

(My wife won’t let me sell this one as it fits perfectly in the kitchen)

Bifurcated Serpentes

Bifurcated Serpentes

A bit of a departure for me from my usual style. I took a glass called “Pinching Giacometti” from Vesper College (great people over there — thanks Dan and Heidi).  It was an interesting experiment to bend without heat. 

I prefer the sweat involved with a scorchingly hot rosebud over lead-infused metal.  But it was a fun class and it expanded my horizons.

Size: 14″ x 16″ x 10″

Price: Not For Sale

Warrior Pose

warrior pose by craig snyderWarrior Pose

I’ve been a yoga fan for several years now.  I saw these flat disks of metal and saw the beauty of the warrior pose. Give them some heat and some hammer action along with a nice patina and now we have motion and flow.

Size: 38″ x 22″ x 9″

Price: $1800

Hodiak Kobre

Hodiak Kobre

This is one of my favorite pieces.  I like things that look melted and damaged — it helps alleviate the day to day straight lines I have to deal with.

It is a combination of steel and copper on a marble base.

Size: 22″ x 11″ x 6″

Price: Not For Sale

Native

Native -- steel sculptureNative

This piece was inspired by my friend Sam.  He had all these tank bottoms (the round objects) and he said I could use some.

That, and a bit of square tubing I found, and we end up with Native.

Size: 7′ x 6′ x 3′

Price: $3000

Tilt

Tilt -- big steel sculptureTilt

I’ve always been fascinated with ancient ruins.  It feels like history to me.  What was there?  Why was it abandoned?

This one is my largest piece to date.

Size: 10′ x 7′ x 3′

Price: $5000