Beauty reveals itself slowly and, sometimes, not at all. There are those, however, who seem to have an eye, an ear or a touch that senses the deeper beauty that is hidden behind the mundane nature of everyday life. Lawrence Schneider is one of those people. He says…
“In addition to a poignant message, it is essential that my sculptures provide imaginative design, striking aesthetics and quality workmanship.
My greatest joy is to see viewers receive insight and pleasure from my work.”
This is my favorite image from Mr. Schneider’s online gallery, it’s titled, “Mother and Child.”
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I had two long and successful careers before dedicating myself full time to art, first as an aeronautical engineer and then as a computer systems professional. During that time I worked in several organizations ranging from a startup company to the federal government. These life experiences― as well as those of a private pilot, college-level instructor, husband, father and grandfather― give me a thoughtful perspective on life, which is reflected in the themes that drive me to produce my sculptures.
One source for my inspiration comes from the insights and examples of people like Mr. Fred Rogers. He set an example for all of us in an uncertain world. He told us there is power and strength in gentleness and simple kindness. I share this philosophy. The messages of my sculptures are witness to the strength of such feelings.
Honestly, how can you go wrong with a guy who recognizes the wisdom of Mr. Rogers?