Artist Bio   

 

Adam spent his youth in the undeveloped spaces of the West.  A curios child, he sought to learn as much as possible about the natural world, the organic processes and cycles of the animal and plant kingdoms.  The interconnected complexity of nature that is reflected in the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of Adam’s sculptures reflect his respect for the physical environment.      


As a teenager Adam learned how to form canes with polymerclay.  Based on an ancient Roman technique used in glass blowing called millefiori — the making of polymerclay canes combines a colorful modern art medium with a long and interesting tradition. 


Struggling to find a creative outlet in his early twenties, Adam experimented with drawing, collage, painting, but was never entirely fulfilled until the rediscovery of polymer clay: the opportunity for design and structure seemed endless. Now, more than twelve years later he is pioneering his medium, constructing sculptures unprecedented in scale and complexity. 


Not wholly representational, Adam’s sculpture straddles the real and the abstract.  He says, “These forms embody the old and the new, the material and the ethereal: polymerclay is a completely new medium but the canes trace their history all the way back to early Egypt and the bodies are modeled after an animal’s real physical form but the skins, made totally from canes, captures their character, their strength and power, that set of traits we refer to as the spirit.”  And just as every animal is unique, so too, each and every one of Adam’s pieces is original and no two will ever be the same.