|Drew A. Schnierow Sensual 2|
Drew A. Schnierow, artist and sculptor, combines his pieces with their
subject and their light source. A sculptor of light and stone,
Schnierow creates one-of-a-kind pieces ranging in size from small
tabletop pieces, to larger commissioned works reaching three feet in
height as light fixtures and table lamps. A large part of his mission
is to not let the art fade into the background but be a presence in the
home, in stead. Why throw another print on the wall when you can add
the physical presence of a uniquely created piece?
The process is entirely organic from the use of natural materials as
the subjects of his pieces to sculpting each one by hand and is
completed in two to four weeks, depending on their size. Schnierow's
materials include colored soap stones, alabasters, honeycomb onyx, and
other translucent stones that allow careful transition of light.
These illuminated stone sculptures change the everyday table lamp into
handcrafted works of art, no two pieces of stone being the same due to
delicate, unique veining and color harmonies. Schnierow sells his work
across the country, from New York to Santa Monica, where he began his
work in an art collective and first discovered the beautiful properties
of honeycomb onyx, the stone most prevalent in his most recent
collection due to its incredible ability to work with light and form
relationships with other stones as well.
Each piece is custom-designed and ranges about $2,500 to $5,000. Their
natural lines and pure composition allow for their placement in any
surrounding: the centerpiece for a common living space or adorning the
walls of your entryway. Now, bringing about our connection to the earth
isn't just about driving a Hybrid and remembering to recycle, but
allowing Mother Nature's elements to really shine both outside and
inside our homes.