Christopher Adams creates sculptures that play on biological concepts, specifically adaptive radiation, whereby a pioneering organism enters an untapped environment and then differentiates rapidly without departing too much from its original form.
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Christopher Adams, Primordial Garden B5, Ceramic sculpture, 2015

2015

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Christopher Adams creates sculptures that play on biological concepts, specifically adaptive radiation, whereby a pioneering organism enters an untapped environment and then differentiates rapidly without departing too much from its original form. His sculptures suggest varieties of creatures, but not necessarily a specific organism. Many works are suggestive of plant life with leafy tendrils and frayed edges. Adams graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College where he majored in organismic and evolutionary biology. In 2004 he received a doctorate from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, and he has a dermatology practice in Boston. A native of Medford, Massachusetts, Christopher Adams developed a passion for ceramics and nature in his youth. Adams experienced his first forays into ceramics while in high school; he went on to study Biology at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in organismic and evolutionary biology. After Harvard, Adams spent a year in Madagascar observing the development of a national park system and collecting insects. He then returned to Harvard working as curatorial assistant and illustrator at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and then worked at an architectural firm specializing in the design of zoos and aquariums. His passion for art, biology and zoology still intact, he became increasingly interested in pathology and decided to go to medical school. In 2004 he graduated from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons with a degree in dermatology. Adams currently balances his professional practice as dermatologist with his prolific artistic life. Both are very visual and tactile professions, which feed off each other in a uniquely complementary way. Influenced by his biology background, Adams illustrates the concept of adaptive radiation (when an organism enters an unpopulated environment and differentiates rapidly) in with his surreal series of animal and plant-like forms.

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  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 10.5 in. x D 3 in.H 24.13 cm x W 26.67 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU41631720473
  • Seller Reference Number
    CA111
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