Artist Aaron Adams, standing under one of his sculptures made entirely out of salvaged scrap metal and raw materials.
Featured Artist of the Month: Aaron Adams
As one of Ohio’s innovative urban artists, Aaron Adams focuses on using raw materials and scrap metal to create visionary works of art. Adams stated that art always had a big part in his life and he was influenced by family members in his early years to pursue his passions.
“My grandmother was a very talented painter,” said Adams. “She used to give me ‘Homework’ assignments as a young child such as drawing animals out of a book, or sketching a still life, and she would set it up using items from around her house.”
His grandfather was also a seasoned stone artist; cutting and shaping stones that he would make into jewelry. With two very skilled artists in his life, as well as supportive parents, Aaron was able to follow his dreams and attend Antioch College from 1998-2002, where he majored in Visual Arts, with a concentration on sculpture.
“I had the opportunity to study under some amazing professors who taught me how to work with a wide variety of materials,” said Adams.
After college, Aaron worked with artists in Maine and Austin, Texas, where he gained further experience in his craft. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, working out of a studio in Newark, Ohio.
“I enjoy bringing ‘new life’ to the old rusty discarded pieces I’ve found, and I like the eco-friendly aspect of working with recycled materials” concluded Adams, which speaks profoundly in his work with the level of expertise he puts forth to bring his contemporary art to life.
-Miranda Tusinac, Co-Editor-in-Chief