Floral Like Ceramic – by Artist Christopher Adams

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Floral Like Ceramic – by Artist Christopher Adams

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. 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.

“Creepily beautiful, Christopher Adams fashions wonderfully delicate, spiky objects that look like specimens of underwater flora and fauna from another planet.” – Ken Johnson, New York Times

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Floral Like Ceramic – by Artist Christopher Adams

Estimated Value: $950

Christopher Adams’s ceramic sculptures play on the concept of adaptive radiation, whereby a pioneering organism enters an untapped environment and then differentiates rapidly without departing too much from its original form.


While Adams’s sculptures have a biomorphic quality, the natural habitat for these specimens is fantasy. His most recent iteration of the organism is suggestive of hibiscus flowers. Ranging from a deep charcoal to pale pink, the sculptures hover like specters over their terrain and appear frozen in time.


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  • Size:7.25h x 6.50w x 2.25d in
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Lot #58664


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