Doug Adams sculptures have won acclaim in homes and business and most recently he took top honors in the Sears Invitational for His work titled Solamere. Another of Dougs bells, Palisades, was featured in the USU Performance hall autumn voices concert in conjunction with The Choir singing Beautiful Songs.
In November of 1980, as a young man seeking fortune, Doug started working for a large steel mill. Doug was entranced by the process of taking recycled scrap metal from its simple form and making a new useable product. From the 65 ton electric arc furnaces Spewing out molten steel into a large Ladle to the continuous caster where a billet of steel weighing 1.5 tons is cut into 25 lengths in preparation for reheating and rolling into a bar of angle, flat, rounds, rebar or any of Dozens of marketable shapes. The work is Hot, Dirty and often times dangerous to perform as Dougs Body can attest.
Now after 29 years Dougs passion for creating unique one of a kind Metal sculptures using many of the same techniques and processes he has become so familiar with in the industry, are now made manifest in his Artistic endeavors. Making a sculpture out of old found objects and persuading it to succumb to the tools and the will of the artists hands is the challenge that Doug has thrived on in his work. Items that might end up in junkyards or farmers backyards are all potential art objects in waiting.
In many Asian cultures the combination of stone & steel is considered (ZEN) or good fortune. That is why you see the stones so prominently displayed in his beautiful work. From Contemporary tabletop and freestanding abstract sculptures, to his beautiful signature garden bells with their unusual and eye catching designs. Dougs work is truly one of a kind. Doug resides in Northern Utah.