Adam Hillman creates soothing arrangements with perishable items
Being humans, compartmentalising is something that is inherent to us. Probably because we like to put things in order just to convince ourselves that we, no matter how little, have control over the chaos that surrounds us. Who knows, Artist Adam Hillman does what he does for this purpose, too? Whatever his reason maybe, at the end of the day, he really creates the most soothing arrangements with perishable items. Hillman’s organising skills are on point every time, thanks to his meticulous eye while his play with colour gradients gives us an insight to his aesthetic mind.
Hillman shared his work process, “Recently I’ve been focusing a lot on color contrast and gradient. Unlike a lot of my previous work, which primarily used singular objects and an array of different colors, I’ve been creating cut pieces that combine a wide variety of singularly toned objects over a geometric, cut-paper background, such as the wide variety of red-toned fruit and vegetables in ‘SquaRED.’ These new pieces utilize a variety of differently shaped and sized objects unified through implied line and color, as witnessed in the cut wrappers in ‘SpectrYUM,’. These detailed and time-consuming pieces synthesize the color of my color-coded candy pieces and the illusionistic implied line of my previous cut pieces. I’m excited to see where this new style will take me.”