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CHKD in The News

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Glass artist goes fishing for inspiration

Therman Statom get CHKD patients involved in 150-piece blown glass installation for hospital lobby.

This was more than a standard art therapy session. Statom, a renowned artist known for making sculptural environments out of glass, is designing a major installation to be installed in late fall in the newly designed lobby of CHKD. The installation will include about 150 blown-glass fish dangling from the high ceiling, displayed like a school of fish moving through the air. Statom visited with children in CHKD's Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic in September to connect with kids and get input from them on what the fish should look like and how the design might evolve.