Flowers and Fruit with Insect and Earth Spirits

Paul Stankard (American, b.1943)1995

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Neenah, Wisconsin, United States

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.


  • Title: Flowers and Fruit with Insect and Earth Spirits
  • Creator: Paul Stankard (American, b.1943)
  • Date: 1995, 1995
  • Physical Dimensions: h5.74 x w8.41 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Flameworked colored glass components encased in clear glass
  • Object ID: PW 2011.4.2316
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mike and Annie Belkin

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