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Into the Light
Therman Statom

Project Description

In Statom's work, Into the Light, five ordinary objects—house, ladder, leaf, cone and diamond—become extraordinary when suspended in the Westlake/MacArthur Park Station's skylight area. The theme of change as a positive force, symbolized by the ladder, is enhanced by the viewers’ changing perspective as they pass beneath the sculpture. Ethereal shadow patterns are created on the floor below as the glass and metal pieces collect and refract the changing natural light filtering through the skylight above.

Artist Statement

"Without question, this sculpture was one of the most difficult efforts in my entire life and probably one of the most rewarding. To my amazement this work is surprisingly close to my original concept of a floating sculpture painted with light."