Paperweight: “Poetry in Motion” (Kudu) by John Banovich
Collector’s Paperweight Limited Edition of 100
3h x 3.5w x 1.75d in (7.62h x 8.89w x 4.45d cm)
Design & Artwork by John Banovich
Hot cast glass by Brent Rogers
Over the last 4.5 decades nature artist John Banovich has pushed the boundaries of creativity in art. Since age seven, Banovich has drawn his inspiration from nature and all things wild, exploring contemporary mediums and forms to portray the integrity and beauty of the animal kingdom.
As part of our new glass series, “Natural Reflections” Banovich has partnered with friend Brent Rogers, a 15 year veteran of working with glass in the epicenter of glass art. Our new handcrafted glass art collection captures the fire formed beauty and raw essence of nature’s WILD side.
John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife, his deep passion, knowledge and unwavering commitment to conservation. Banovich’s art is in prominent museums, corporate and private collections and has been exhibited in numerous prestigious venues around the globe. Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into support efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism.
Brent Rogers was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Rogers studied glass and illustration concept at the Pratt Fine Art Center, Pilchuck Glass School and as an intern at Benjamin Moore Inc. He has worked as a production glass blower and designer at the Glass Eye Studio and has been an instructor at the Pilchuck Glass School as well as a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. He has been an active member of Studio 5416 in Ballard, Washington since it opened in April 2010. Rogers work has been featured at prestigious galleries and private collections.