Sculptor Lawrence Schneider has a talent for conceiving simple sculptural forms to convey inspiring messages that resonate in our stressful contemporary culture. His works are beautiful, uplifting and thoughtful. “My greatest joy,” reflected Mr. Schneider “is to see viewers receive insight and pleasure from my work.” He is inspired by both contemporary and universal themes, and his sculptures communicate ideas that are timely and timeless.
Mr. Schneider’s sculptures are created in either fine hardwoods or in bronze. The wood sculptures are made by direct carving of figured hardwood blocks and the cast bronze works by using the lost wax process. He perfected his skill and technique of direct carving after 34 years as a wood carver before elevating that skill to a new level as a full-time sculptor. He is now able to produce aesthetic objects of superior quality and creativity. For over 50 years, creative design was a vital part of Mr. Schneider’s professional life as an aeronautical engineer, systems designer and, now, as an artist.