Adam uses a single pure jar form as a canvas to map his observations from an ongoing study of his surroundings. He incorporates stone and locally dug clay into his work to create a narrative, one that conveys a unique sense of place. The unpredictable nature of each jar comes from the inclusions and their metamorphosis during firing. This individuality and tension between materials speaks of the human condition and how the landscape shapes us as individuals.
Adam was inspired by archaeological theories that the Menhirs of prehistory are a veneration of the landscapes that surrounds them. By placing a Jar at a particular location within the landscape he hopes that it will make us look beyond the object to its surroundings.
Adam’s work is also about change, about natural cycles and the transience of human endeavour. Paths are a motif he uses to represent his actual and metaphoric journeys through a place. Paths are like common routes of experience, guiding us through the landscape. They are connections through time, to others and to the land.