December 8, 2012—April 21, 2013
A pioneer in the studio glass movement, Paul Stankard’s career has spanned more than four decades. At first glance his works appear to be simple paperweight forms. Upon closer inspection, one can see the painstakingly detailed, intricate botanical compositions, with roots that are often figurative. Stankard, who cites the poetry of James Joyce and Walt Whitman as inspiration for his miniature representations of North American wild flowers, meticulously lampworks each piece in sections that are then encased in clear glass.