Artistic Risk and the Ticking Clock
Should an artist in his 70s confine himself to his comfort zone? One master says no.
By Paul J. Stankard
"...Do I really want to take on this new challenge, venture down a new path, not knowing how much time I have left? I'm curious about my future. What's ahead? I don't know. But I do know that, in every sense that matters, my future is now."
the PARIS REVIEW
The Surprising History (and Future) of Paperweights
By Chantel Tattoli
"...Paul Stankard, according to Queenth*, 'was one of the first contemporary glass artists to elevate paperweights to an art form.' Stankard is a living master, unrivaled. 'While flowers in nineteenth-century weights can be somewhat cartoonish,” she said, “his are always incredibly accurate, like botanical studies.' She pointed to Stankard’s bees. 'You can practically hear them buzzing.'"
*Carleigh Queenth, head of ceramics and glass at Christie's
Chantel Tattoli is a freelance journalist who has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, VanityFair.com, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Orion.