In 1971 I created a series of sculptures based upon the shooting of 4 students on the campus of Kent State University. That series metaphorically referenced the inability of the political establishment to understand or see the futility of the Viet Nam war which resulted in the death of 4 students at the hands of the National Guard.
This new series of castings reawakens a similar imagery of blindness but this time it’s about the worlds blindness to the destruction of the earth itself.
The works incorporate a white opaque glass signifying a colorless world.
All the works are wall hung.
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In 2008 he received the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Glass Art Society at its annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. Henry is a Fellow of The American Crafts Council and in 1994 Received the Governor’s Award from the State of Ohio. In 1998 Halem received the President’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement from KSU. He has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. His work can be found in important major collections in both the private and public sector. In 1997 the Cleveland Museum of Art acquired two of Halem’s works which are now included in their permanent collection. Other major museums where his work is collected include the Corning Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, Toledo Museum, Detroit Institute of Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and internationally at the Hokkaido & Niijima Museums in Japan and the Museum of Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic.