THERMAN STATOM received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute of Design; he also studied glass making at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. Statom is one of the best known glass artists in the country, pushing this medium to larger, more architectural usage. Statom’s talent has been recognized and rewarded by the Ford Foundation, the Brody Foundation, and the NEA. His work incorporates simple forms which, when combined with other shapes, tell a story or establish a theme. Over each form Statom adds a layer of brushed paint, bringing the artist’s hand back into the creative process. In addition to this public art project, he completed three large glass, steel, and fiberglass chandeliers for the atrium of the Los Angeles Central Library.