sculptural still lifes

While this series of still life sculptures is a departure from my glass production pieces, it’s also a logical extension of my artistic work to date, representing both a synthesis and culmination of my experiences as a painter, glass artist, and a designer. Each piece or installation represents a contemporary approach to the bountiful still lifes of the masters, swapping subjects like “fruity” cereals and bacon and eggs for more traditional apples and grapes and fresh game. Some pieces are very personal: “KD Ruined by Broccoli” is fondly dedicated to my husband’s sophisticated palate; and “Save Your Fork, There’s Pie” reminds me of my dad’s last Christmas. Whether tongue-in-cheek or sentimental, they all are meant to celebrate the comfort - and even the beauty - that can be found in the familiar and the ordinary.

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© Janet Panabaker 2017