M.L. Snowden is an American sculptor whose works explore the monumental forces and energies of geological phenomena and human figuration. They are intended to convey power and movement through abstract and representational elements.
Snowden is the ultimate protégé of the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin. She was trained by her father, George Holburn Snowden. He was mentored by Swiss sculptor Robert George Eberhard, who apprenticed under Rodin during the turn of the 19th century. Thus, Snowden has the shortest direct generational connection to the source than any other living artist.
Part of that heritage comes through the original sculpting tools of Rodin that have been passed from mentor to protégé for three generations. The tools, some of which she uses in sculpting her own works, are a symbol for Snowden – representing the awe-inspiring foundation upon which her work is based.