Adam Schultz, NSS
About

Biography

 

Adam is an elected menber of the National Sculpture Society;   the oldest and one of the most prestigious sculpture organizations in the United States.

  For over a quarter of a century, Adam has been living and sculpting in Northern Colorado. Working primarily in cast bronze and stainless steel,  he has been commissioned to sculpt  memorials and monuments for both private and corporate collections including the Parker police department near Denver Colorado, and Arlington National Cememtary near Washington D.C.

   Adam is the co-founder of Dream Big Sculpture, a sculpture  installation company that specializes in the creation and installation of large scale artwork for both corporate and public collections worldwide.

Working with a variety of subjects from miniature to monumental, Adam's sculptures are collected throughout the United States and abroad. His current body of work includes  the "Goddess Series", a celebratory expression  of ‘delightfully abundant’ figurative nudes cast in bronze. 

 

 Artist's statement: 

 

 I think that for most of my life I have been drawn to Beauty in the world.  I feel such joy at the colors in a sunset or of an eagle's flight, that it becomes my compulsion  to share this appreciation with others in some tangible way, so that they might also experience some sense of what I'm feeling. This irrepressible urge to reach out to others through artwork is what defines me as an artist, I imagine.


  Lately, a lot of my work has been about finding beauty in unusual places, overlooked ideas, and however unexpectedly, in ourselves. It is through the placement of public art that I can communicate these ideas on a broader scale. Monumental sculpture lends importance to ideas and will create emotional connections that serve to define a community at levels that mere words cannot. Just as the architecture, landscaping, and interior design are integral considerations in developing a well-rounded society, the public sculpture in a location may be the most notable way to enhance and elevate that environment, and connect to people in ways that bridge all cultural barriers. These are concepts I like to include in my proposals for public art.


  Public sculpture is often site-specific, meaning it is created in response to the place and community in which it resides. It can encourage creativity,  inspire us to communicate our interests and visions, and help define us as a people. Public artworks help to keep our collective memory intact. They may interpret the history of a place, and create a heightened awareness in the viewer of the site, the people, and the broader context of what’s around them. Public sculpture instills meaning in a community—a greater sense of identity and understandings of where we live, work, and visit—creating memorable experiences for all.

Keeping these ideas in mind, I enjoy working in collaboration with city officials and design teams to help create public sculpture that will best reflect their own ideas and values to the world of today, as well as our future generations.