Collection: Micah Adams

Micah Adams received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He is currently based in Philadelphia, PA, and is represented by MKG 127 (Toronto). Adams collects and reassembles objects to create new meaning and new possibilities, engaging a playful balance between humour and formal issues; size and perception of scale; longevity versus ephemerality; and how these relationships inform the value of work. Experienced as metalsmith, Adams’ Coinage combines coin collecting and jewellery techniques, using maple leaves and beavers removed from the context of the pennies and nickels from which they were derived. Adams thought of coins as a bridge between metal-smithing and printmaking, transposing coin details to large etchings.

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