Adam Homan Metal Sculpture
About the Artist
Adam has been a full time sculptor for 17+ years and is one of the premier steel sculptors in the country. His work is included in the collections of Pixar Animation, Industrial Light and Magic, various celebrities, and many private and corporate collectors. In a society where we are bombarded each day by negative images through our media and news, Adam feels that it's important to counteract this by putting positive ideas and images into the world. It is what he attempts to do with his sculpture through humor, weirdness, whimsy, and innovation. "My goal each day in the studio is to create from the heart and to find that pure place of child-like wonder, peace and hope that we all still have in us," explains Adam. "It is pretty simple for me, I just want my art to make people feel good."
A while back I was visiting Asheville, NC and something familiar caught my eye. It was one of my gargoyles perched on a ledge overlooking a hotel lobby. I could tell it was one of my older ones from the late 90's and I had to laugh. How does a gargoyle from Tucson end up in a hotel in Asheville? It caused me to wonder how many gargoyles I had made over many years of sculpting. Well, after pouring through old show and gallery receipts I came up with some figures. Over 160 gargoyles are out there lurking about. Well, I couldn't stop there, and after about two days of calculations I figured out that I had created over 5200 sculptures in the last 16+ years. Ah, now I know why my hands always ache.
Looking back on these years one feeling washes over me more than anything-gratitude. Thank you to each and every one of you who have purchased a piece from me over the years which allows me to continue to create these crazy creatures that dance around in my head. Thank you to all of the galleries who have shown my work and all of the festival promoters who have let me display my work at their events. Thank you to those who let me bolt my goblins to your home and set my dragons in your back yard. Thanks to those of you who send pictures of your creatures with Santa hats on them at the holidays (you know who you are.) Thank you to my friends and family who have helped me put together my workshop, taken photos of my work, designed my postcards and come to my shows. Thanks to Roger Stearns for his friendship and for maintaining my website. Thanks to Gary, my step-dad, for getting me started with metal work and so much more. Thanks to Mom for fostering my creativity and inspiring me throughout my life. Thank you to my beautiful wife, Megan, who has been brave enough to grab a grinder and help me in the studio. You have opened my heart, dear Angel, and I'm so blessed to be with you. And last but not least, thank you Dad. You've driven to every art show with me and sat in the rain and cold and heat. You've loaded and unloaded and loaded. You've picked up my welding supplies, you've dropped off sculptures. You've sold my work, you've shipped it, you've dropped it on your toes and banged your head on my cargo trailer. But most importantly, you've been my best friend and none of this would have ever happened without your support.
"Art, being quite useless, except to the soul, is the highest
of all human endeavors." (Bruce M. Rogers)
"Imagination rules the world." (Napoleon)
"Art isn't art until it's sold. Until then it's an
obsession and a storage problem." (Anonymous)