“The processes of cutting, forming and finishing metal are full of fire, sparks and force. It’s just exciting, powerful and raw,” explains artist Adam L. Wiedmann. “I am drawn to the permanent and enduring nature of the material.”
Adam’s sculptures seem to have a human scale towering just above six feet. He starts with paper and pencil in hand to sketch and waits for “the magic to happen.” Adam draws inspiration from both nature and the human form. “I don’t muse at rock formations and try to recreate them in some form. I do however store the lines and beauty in my mind and they seep out when my pencil hits my sketch pad.” Balancing large forms on a small foot print is also a theme that Adam has mastered.
“The arts are not always an easy path. Just about everything I am drawn to is because it’s hard. I like to be challenged. To make it in the arts one has to be courageous enough to keep putting their heart, soul and mind out on the chopping block everyday yet sensitive enough to be a creator. “If you’re not feeling brave, act brave anyway” is something I tell my daughters and my students.”
“I have grown to love many aspects of the valley that are not visible at first glance. People practice the art of living here. One thing that stands out is how we help one another and give back to the community. The level of philanthropy here is amazing. In that spirit I work closely with Nimbus Arts as an instructor teaching metal arts to at-risk youth. We are establishing a new metal arts studio that will be debuting this spring. My company Wiedmann Sculpture Studios will be sponsoring NIMBASH this year.”
Adam’s sculptures welcome visitors at the entrance and garden courtyard of the Mayacamas Shops on California Boulevard and Permanente Way in north Napa. Additional artwork can be viewed at Aerena Galleries & Gardens in Saint Helena. Adam is available for private, corporate and public art commissions.
Contact Adam Wiedmann at www.HammerSwinger.com