Paul Stankard

  • Paul Stankard, master glass artist at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    10 Daisies with Spirits D10, 1989
    Flame worked glass
    2 1/8 X 2 1/2 X 5 1/8 inches
  • Paperweight D4, 1989
    Lampworked and cold-worked glass
    3 1/4 X 3 1/4 X 6 inches

Artist Statement

I am interested in integrating mysticism with botanical realism giving the glass organic credibility.  Through the work, I reference the continuum of nature, by portraying and exploring the mysteries of seeds, fertility and decay.  The work celebrates the primal beauty of nature on an intimate level.  It is influenced by the poetry of  Walt Whitman.