Clockwise from top left corner: Bi (detail);
Pagliacci Trio (Marvel Men);
The Artist Blowing Glass;
Gourd and Seed;
Photography by Mark Johnston
Adam Waimon is a sculptural glass artist. Inspiration for his work is drawn from a multitude of sources, from the natural world, architectural design, to transitional life experiences. While remaining diverse in his inspiration, the resulting work is cohesive and defined. His sculptural glass forms incorporate subtle monochromatic transparent color. This singular use of color allows the delicately engraved surface to refract and transmit light. Waimon utilizes the glass to create strong elegant forms with a minimalist approach. Multiple forms are often placed together allowing for interaction and use of negative space.
Through a multiple stage process of blowing, sculpting, grinding/carving and reheating of the glass, Waimon is able to unearth his abstract yet relatable sculptural forms. Each phase brings technical challenge along with creative resolve.
Each form goes through numerous stages to accomplish it's final design. Initially each piece is sculpted into shape. Once the form has cooled from the glassblowing process the labor intensive procedure of carving begins. Here, the textures and intricate details are scribed into the surface of the glass using an array of carving tools that are embedded with diamonds which cut into the glass surface. Subsequently, the entire surface is evenly ground down and sandblasted with an abrasive grit to give the glass a unified surface. The final and most delicate part of the process requires the entire carved form to be reheated. This delicate step will heat only the exterior and will give the piece its final surface.
Waimon has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States including Ken Saunders Gallery (IL), Behnke Doherty Gallery (CT), Trudy Labell Fine Art (FL), Bakalar Gallery (MA), Heather Gaudio Fine Art (CT), Bender Gallery (NC).
His work has been juried into auctions to benefit the Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), Museum of Fine Art (MA) and is in the permanent collection at the Mattatuck Museum (CT). Adam Waimon has been included in multiple publications, most notably, The New York Times (NYC), New England Home Magazine (CT), Greenwich Post (CT), and Original Voices exhibition catalog (IL).