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castles in the air (2009)
aluminum mesh (coated and uncoated), grommets, monofilament, rubber
Atticus Adams finds great inspiration in the writings of Henry David Thoreau. This installation is based on the Thoreau quote: “If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost ; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
  Atticus Adams was born in Oregon in 1961 and raised in a small town in West Virginia where he bravely put together GQ-like outfits with second hand clothes and had a yellow fake fur bedspread. After graduating from college at West Virginia University with a ”practical” degree, he cobbled together art and design classes from places like Tidewater Community College, Harvard University, The Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale School of Art for some creative experiences. He now lives and works in Pittsburgh PA.

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