Atticus Adams grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, steeped in traditional folk art. Several members of his family were self-taught artists, deeply involved in such crafts as wood carving and quilting. “Making tangible objects is definitely part of my family heritage,” he says. “I come from a tradition of using basic, easily available materials for creative outlets.”
Metal mesh is at the core of Adams’ art making. The tactile nature of the material harkens back to childhood summers going in and out of his grandmother's screen door.
Wallflora was inspired by a memory of discovering some antique clothing in an old trunk. The "flora" represent ancestry and the colorful family stories handed down from the past.
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