Susan Beallor-Snyder, ‘Untitled Face 1’, 2014, CMA: Benefit Auction 2016

​Susan ​Beallor-Snyder, a New York City native, focuses on large-scale natural manila rope forms. These one-of-a-kind sculptures allow her to infuse​ ​simple materials with thought provoking depth and profound emotion. Beallor-Snyder’s​ ​technique is what she calls free weaving, using the rope in different thicknesses along​ ​with a wire cutter. Beallor-Snyder works on the floor and creates as she goes, without a​ ​sketch or plan for the work. We can see the narrative in each piece as the eye travels the​ ​length of the sculpture, following the swirls of chaos, layers of inner turmoil and​ ​endless​ ​knots.

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