Paul’s love of nature perfectly harmonizes with his exceptional execution of technique. Join in us as we examine Paul’s early Experimental works from his own personal collection as well as his newest series of Orbs celebrating the healing virtues of plants and creativity.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, lavishly produced and featuring more than 120 images, Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard offers a new way of understanding the accomplishments of a true American master and his development from his earliest attempts at capturing a daisy in glass in 1969 to his glorious 2010 orb encasing a honeybee swarm. Paul Stankard's finely wrought organic detail is illuminated through never-before-seen high-resolution photographs enlarged and printed with the highest production values to create a unique book that is itself a work of art. A major essay by noted art critic William Warmus examines Stankard's career, his place in the art world, and how he has become a master at distilling the essence of organic form through refined compositions of color, symbolism, and atmosphere. An in-depth interview with the artist by GLASS magazine editor Andrew Page offers new insights into Stankard's life and career. In words and images, Beauty Beyond Nature reveals Stankard's work as powerful touchstones that connect us to the potency of the natural world and remind us of what it means to be alive.