Caribou/Hare, 2021
wax pastel on paper

Caribou/Hare, Caribou/Kangaroo, Goose/Pig, Eagle/Kangaroo, Fish/Horse, Zebra/Fish, Kiwi/Goose, 2021
cut coin collage

Snake eye/Ponytail, 2021
cut coin collage with spinel gemstone

Micah Adams is a collector of objects as much as he is a maker. He alters and reassembles everyday objects, uncovering uncanny relationships from the world around us. More and more, the goods we use every day are made to be disposable; coins may be the oldest objects we handle on a day to day basis. They provide an entry point to reflect on our history and culture. Using coins as travel souvenirs is a common relatable example. Micah creates fine scale collages to playfully examine and rearrange symbols of national identity and perceptions of value.

About the artist

Based in Toronto, Micah Adams transforms familiar objects into drawings, hand held sculptures and jewellery. He is most well-known for his recent work with coins, including large scale detailed coin drawings. He studied at CÉGEP John Abbott College in Montréal and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (2008). Adams’s work is in private and corporate collections including Fidelity Investments and TD Bank.