Watch the March 4, 2021 recording above
Join artist Therman Statom for this freestyle Wheaton Conversations event as he discusses his art, creative process, and answers questions from the audience.
This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a new virtual series highlighting select artists with ties to WheatonArts! To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here.
Therman Statom is a sculptor, glass artist, and painter most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small-scale houses; all created through the technique of gluing glass plates together. Sandblasted surfaces become a canvas for spontaneous vibrant colors and line work, which take nuances from Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism concepts while simultaneously incorporating a twist by using blown-glass elements and found objects.
The latter half of Statom’s career has focused on the importance of educational programming within the arts. He has taken a deep interest in employing workshops to promote social change and positively impact a community. Working directly with the artist himself, adults and children alike share a combined experience of exploring art-making via a hands-on experience. He has them leave inhibitions and limitations by the wayside. The practice or act of “doing” becomes a journey of self-discovery—creating an opportunity for the participant to go to a new place within themselves.