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Featured Artist Archive > May, 2014

FEATURED ARTIST:
PAUL STANKARD

Paperweight by Paul Stankard
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Flowers and fruit with orange core — 2014
Diameter: 4 inches.
Photo credit: Ron Farina

Paperweight by Paul Stankard
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Honeybee swarm with flowers and fruit — 2013
Diameter: 6 inches.
Photo credit: Ron Farina

Paul Stankard's work combines mysticism and botanical realism. With intimate organic credibility his glass explores the mysteries of seeds, fertility and decay to celebrate the primal beauty of nature. Over the last 10 years Paul has completed two books and taken paperweight making techniques to new forms; namely the orbs, panels and columns. He wrote: "Looking back over my beautiful journey of 50 plus years, I am still excited about the work and future discoveries in the studio." His magical poem which begins Receive This Glass, was published in his book "No Green Berries or Leaves" and like a prayer, Paul says, it remains untitled. "I think of it as my artistic statement":

Receive this glass
it holds my memories
crafted blossoms
suspended
in stillness
to be pollinated
by your sight
anticipating your touch
through time.

For additional information about Paul Stankard, visit his website at www.paulstankard.com.


Paperweight by Paul Stankard
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Golden Orb Floral Triptych — 2009
Height: 6 inches, Length: 7.25 inches, Width: 4.5 inches.
Photo credit: Ron Farina

This Tryptich with its three panels within one work, is part of the Minkoff Collection, a travelling retrospective exhibition of Paul Stankard's work which is documented in Paul's book "Beauty Beyond Nature".

Paperweight by Paul Stankard
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Rocky Mountain Bouquet — 2011
Height: 7.75 inches, Length: 4.25 inches, Width: 3 inches.
Photo credit: Ron Farina


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