Katie Adams | Organism 1

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Katie Adams | Organism 1
Katie Adams, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Organism 1, 2020
Cherry wood, cast glass, silicone
5.75 x 5 x 5" | 14.6 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm

By manipulating naturally established structures and repeated arrangements, I borrow metaphorical meaning from non-human organisms, expanding conversations of health and disease. Altering the perception of texture, my forms utilize biomimicry to react to the disorder disease causes in the architecture and function of living organisms while promoting community support for advancements in biomedical research and engineering. All elements of this piece were multi-axis woodturned. The components were then either left in their original wooden state with minimal carving or used as patterns for cast glass and silicone parts.

About the Artist:
Katie Mae Adams is from Bowling Green Kentucky. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in sculpture from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from University of Alabama. Her work has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions including: the Regional Height Width Depth Exhibition at the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio; Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show in Corpus Christi, Texas; and Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited POP exhibition. She demonstrated woodturning at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 SOFA Expo in Chicago. Katie combines traditional craft with contemporary practices in wood, glass, metal, and silicone to create mixed media compositions. Her current body of work manipulates naturally established structures and repeated arrangements, borrowing metaphorical meaning from non-human organisms to expand conversations concerning health and disease.