“These bowls are a tribute to our family’s story, and our commitment to transforming pain into beauty through the power of art and craft,” Snegg wrote in his submission to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. –The Nevada City Advocate
“Mike Snegg is one of those few who can tread that line between craft and fine art. His Beggar Bowl series takes one of the most common forms in the world of craft, the wooden bowl, and transforms it into a powerful symbol with a narrative that is both contemporary and timeless. In his latest series the artist has taken up an artistic challenge to successfully combine illustrative elements of figures and shadows into a curious composition that is refined and thought provoking. Snegg has a special talent for juxtaposing two and three dimensional objects that work together to create a unique visual bond.” -Bruce Helander, Art Editor of the Huffington Post.