Chattanooga, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media
Adam is a Chattanooga artist originally from Soddy Daisy, TN. Coming from a modest family lifestyle of middle class homes, trailers and houseboats, he worked in construction in order to pay for his college education. Adam received his BFA in 3D Sculpture from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2014. His education enhanced his natural appreciation for craft and theory, and introduced him to local ceramic artist Shadow May, whom pushed his skills and education with an extended apprenticeship. After school he lived in an unconventional lifestyle, living and working in his studio, making great sacrifices and taking great risks in the pursuit of his artistic career.
I believe art is a reflection of our perceptions of life. Those perceptions can take any shape or form that we want it to take. I experience a moment in my life, that I have an acute awareness of, and feel a need to share it through art. What I feel in these moments creates a contradiction: that it is both solely my own and should be shared. It is not the craftsmanship, the physical rendering, the techniques, or the time spent on a piece, but the feeling that was felt in its creation, the concept behind it, and the life it reflects within me.