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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