How It's Made
To maintain the integrity of his work, Adam is the sole creator of each piece from start to finish. He combines the skills of ancient armor making with modern welding and finished processes to create a new breed of steel sculpture. No forms or castings are used which ensures that each sculpture is a one-of-a-kind.
Adam begins with various sizes of mild steel sheet and rod. A skeleton is fabricated and the steel skin is hand sheared or plasma cut into the desired form and welded into place with the use of a MIG welder and an oxygen/acetylene torch. Each piece is finished with a buffing pad to blend imperfections and occasionally a copper patina is added for color. A clear coat of lacquer is added to help protect the steel from oxidation.
Many of Adamís sculptures include a new high-tech materialóthe florescent fiber optic. This optic gives the illusion of a super bright LED, but in reality the optic illuminates by a tiny exposure of UV light. (To learn more about this feature go to the Fiber Optics page.)
We have a slide show of the entire creation process. Click the VIEW button to see the show. Note: Depending on your internet speed the first slide may take from a few seconds to a few minutes to display.
CREATING THE "SELF MADE WOMAN" SCULPTURE