Snyder enjoys metal art that lasts

One could say, Soan Snyder has insight. When applied with metal, his talent outweighs itself as he creates artwork from horseshoes, nails, rebar, bolts or whatever metal pieces he can find for that one special piece of creativity.

"I have always been artistic in some sort of way," said Snyder. "I just build whatever comes to mind and also ask people what they have in mind for a project, and go from there."

Snyder, 44, grew up in Mankato and graduated high school in 1992. He is the son of Dink and Charlene Snyder and has one  sister, Venus Geisler. 

Following graduation, Snyder started working at Bohnert Welding in Jewell. He later joined the United States Marine Corp Reserve. 

Snyder has been welding for 20 plus years and now resides in Simpson with his two sons, Lakota 10 and Levi, age 6. 

"I love building art out of metal because hopefully, it will last forever," said Snyder. "I sell my work and I plan on creating more items as time permits."

On average, a piece of artwork could take Snyder from a few hours to two days. 

For more information about Snyder's work, contact him at 785-412-0579 or email soansnyder@gmail.com

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