Susan Beallor-Snyder possesses a creative, inquisitive nature that leads her to explore the world around her. A native New Yorker, she was surrounded by the sights and sounds of the city which she documented in black and white photography. As a classical goldsmith, her hand-crafted jewelry designs evolved into dramatic innovation. Always thinking of the next body of work Beallor-Snyder recognized how natural manila rope fulfilled her quest for expressing emotion in a visual way.
Weaving Narratives, a 10 x 8-foot natural manila rope sculpture is featured at the US Botanic Garden located on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Beallor-Snyder created Love & Gratitude, a limited edition of 50 individually designed natural manila rope sculptures exclusively for CB2 (Crate & Barrel’s sister brand). She was chosen as one of the first artisans to present handcrafted artwork for a new category of the company.
Most recently the desire to use found materials, paint and repurposed paper were realized in a new body of work – Painted Paper Collage. Inspired by Beallor-Snyder’s surroundings and experience working with different media, the artist translates feelings and emotions through texture, color and pattern in this exciting new direction.
Beallor-Snyder exhibits include The United States Botanic Garden, Wash DC/ The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Georgia / The Bar Harbor Historical Society, / Showhouses in Atlanta and New York. Among her editorial credits are the Huffington Post, New England Home, Buckhead Lifestyle Magazine, New York Textile Month (cover) and profiled in other decorative, design and online publications.
Manhattan-born and raised artist, Susan Beallor-Snyder, has made quite a name for herself appearing in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Her inquisitive nature has led her to explore different mediums over the course of her career, including hand-fabricated pieces and sculptures just to name a few. Beallor-Snyder uses a free-weaving technique… Read More
Susan Beallor Snyder — whose work is now on view in the group exhibition “GATHERED” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia — makes ambitious and compelling Manila rope reliefs that represent the culmination of a lifetime of creative impulses. First, as a photographer, then as a goldsmith, Beallor Snyder channeled her creativity into traditional… Read More
View original article at: http://www.textileartist.org/susan-beallor-snyder-interview-manila-rope-sculptures/ With well over a decade of experience in producing hand fabricated jewellery designs, Susan Beallor-Snyder is a sought-after goldsmith. As her work has continued to evolve, Susan recently shifted her focus to creating natural manila rope sculptures. Susan is also an accomplished photographer, using the Manhattan skyline as inspiration at… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder is a formidable artist who creates exquisite sculptures made of rope. Yes, ropewww.susanbeallorsnyder.com. Her work is rich, deep and profound and I simply love it. However, working with rope is no easy trick. Susan says it can be physically and emotionally painful, but what a result! Here’s our cool chat… “… When I… Read More
Jane Pollak’s Blog Leading Remarkable Women to Uncommon Success August 30, 2012 Susan Beallor-Snyder as seen in Buckhaven Lifestyle Magazine Photo by Robin Henson Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, famously said, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This is exactly what Susan Beallor-Snyder has done–achieved her vision. Susan… Read More
Susan Beallor-Snyder creates complex rope sculptures that invite the viewer to discover hidden worlds. To see more of her work, please visit her website. Born and raised in New York City, I have been an artist my entire life. My first love was, and still is, photography. Photographing life on the streets is one of my favorite… Read More
Beginning her artistic journey with a focus on black and white street photography, Susan Beallor-Snyder spent many years exploring different mediums and enjoyed a successful career as a classical goldsmith. Going In Circles Focused exploration led to the Atlanta-based artist’s most recent body of work, large-scale sculptures made from natural manilla rope. Inner Struggle All… Read More
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