Christopher Adams’s Biomorphic Creations Breathe Life into Ceramics
Christopher Adams unites a scientist's expertise in evolutionary biology with an artist's experimental approach to ceramic sculpting. Adams studied evolutionary biology at Harvard, trained as a medical doctor at Columbia, and today works as a dermatologist. Yet for most of his life he has also created art in glazed ceramic.
In his untitled works, Adams combines his scientific and artistic talents to create a conceptual kingdom of fantastic organisms, all derived from a single multi-tendroned form, and evolving over time, utilizing ideas from biology, into a pageant of glazed forms.
Each of the sculptures is meant to be mounted on a wall or to rest on a tabletop. A partly unfinished surface, also the resting surface during kiln baking, bears the artist's initials and goes against the wall. Installation is accomplished by hanging the sculpture from a small nail or bank pin.
Signature: On reverse at center, CA 15
Image rights: Copyright 2016 Christopher Adams All rights reserved
Manufacturer: the artist
2015 Christopher Adams: Primordial Garden, Garvey|Simon, New York, NY
Artist to Garvey|Simon, New York, NY
American, b. 1972, Medford, MA, United States, based in Boston, MA, United States