Posted By admin on June 30, 2010
Lawrence Schneider became a full-time sculptor in 2005 at age 70.
Prior to this he where developing his skills of direct carving over 30 years creating wood sculptures.
He is entirely self-trained in art. He has a BS degree in engineering and an MS in systems management.
Lawrence Schneider says about his work:
“I make sculptures in either wood or bronze. Both media are interesting and fun in their own ways. Wood has much beauty and is pleasing to carve. With the wood sculptures, I do everything from start to finish, but wood requires more of my time than does bronze. Bronze conveys sculptural tradition and strength. A wonderful variety of patinas and finishes can be applied to bronze. I make the models of wood and then work with a special art foundry to cast the bronze works.”
More of his sculptures can be seen on his website : www.lawrenceschneider.com
Lawrence Schneider`s inspiration for sculpture “Illusion” :
“Is there an ideal female figure? Some might think of the fashion model or movie celebrity. A man might favor a shapely pinup. The person who values fitness would look for a toned body. This sculpture is an exaggerated composite of them all, not a real person but an illusion. She can be, at the same time, scary and sensual. Because the figure is without substance and empty, she is literally an illusion. She is figuratively an illusion since such an “ideal” figure is unachievable by the majority of women who might aspire to have such a shape.”