Blackberry and Earth Spirit Botanical

Paul Stankard (American, b.1943)c.1987

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Paul Stankard creates meticulously detailed paperweights and sculptures inspired by nature. While they may look like real flowers and insects captured in glass, his work is not scientifically accurate, just highly realistic. Captivated by the cycle of life and death, Stankard's experimentation and artistic challenge gradually led him to begin creating tiny mystical root people hidden within the root structure of his arrangements.

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  • Title: Blackberry and Earth Spirit Botanical
  • Creator: Paul Stankard (American, b.1943)
  • Date: c.1987, c.1987
  • Physical Dimensions: h13.58 x w6.73 x d6.55 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Flameworked colored glass components encased in clear glass, cut, polished
  • Object ID: PW 2011.1.2313
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mike and Annie Belkin

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