Artists and collectors alike are fascinated with orchids. Take for example Chris Buzzini, who recently has announced that after 45 years of working with glass that he is closing his studio in Oregon and will be returning to California. Chris began his adventure with glass in 1970 and has worked with Correia Art Glass, Lundberg Studios, and Orient & Flume Art Glass. He created his fabulous orchid series as an independent artist with his own studio and has filled many collections with paperweights over this forty-five years of work in glass.
Another artist working with flowers and elements of nature is Paul Stankard. Paul Stankard has not just captured in glass the beauty of the life cycle of plants but has also created whimsical poetic creatures to share with collectors and admirers of art in glass. Paul writes beautifully about his journey in life in “No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass” letting us all share his love for poetry, Nature, and work to to bring poetry into glass. Orchids have been featured in some parts of his work but honeybees, leaves, flowers of all types, berries, root systems, and entwined root people are found in his work.
Victor Trabucco sculpts in glass and is a magician. Like Buzzini and Stankard, his work is found in museums across the world. Trabucco’s paperweights visually demonstrate that his techniques developed over many years of working with fluid hot glass enable him to bring beauty to homes and offices in imaginative ways. Victor Trabucco has passed his art forward to David and Jon, his sons, who work at Trabucco Studios creating crystal sculptures and paperweights.