Castles in the Air 2009

Atticus Adams
Gestures 12: May 9 – June 21, 2009
aluminum mesh, grommets, monofilament, rubber

“If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau

About the Artist

Atticus Adams is a sculptor whose work embodies the transformative power of art to create beauty, meaning, and emotional impact from industrial materials. Using aluminum, bronze, copper, and stainless steel mesh—generally found in screen doors/windows and filters—inspired by memories, he creates abstract fine art pieces, installations, sets and costumes which sometimes resemble flowers, clouds, and other natural phenomena.

Adams has been the recipient of many awards, including 2018 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Artist of the Year; 2016 Carol R. Brow Creative Achievement Award Nominee; and 2008 Best in Show, Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh. Recent exhibitions include Mesh Works, Desert Art Collections, Palm Desert, CA; Mesh Lab: The Experiments, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; Green Apples with Salt, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA; and “AAP 105 Show,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.

His formal art training includes stints at Yale, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard’s School of Architecture.