|Honeybees swarming a floral hive by Paul Stankard Photo by Ron Farina|
"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."
|Tea Rose Bouquet with Mask by Paul Stankard. Photo by Ron Farina|
His pieces now appear in over 60 museums around the world including the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre.
See his work on his website, and in his book, Homage to Nature.