It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on my website. There are two reasons for this. I have had a long busy period, doing two major murals with my artist friend, Augustina Droze, and preparing work for an exhibition in the soon-to-be-built Benjaman Contemporary Gallery. These, along with the usual teaching, writing, and gardening aspects of my life, pushed a lot of other things to the sidelines. The second reason for the long gap is that my website has been undergoing a complete overhaul. Web designer, Julia Purpera worked with me on this massive job which ended up being more work than anyone imagined.
Ron Ehmke, who currently works at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, accidentally stumbled some months ago onto a near-complete draft of the site which was hiding in plain sight online under a .org domain name. Here’s what he had to say, “Speaking of Bruce Adams, the newest incarnation of his website is a good one that other visual artists, writers, and even performers (and especially people who do more than one thing) might look to as a model.
As I have pointed out on a few other occasions, I look at these things for work all the time and have developed a fairly detailed sense of what is helpful for researchers (and other users) and what is not, so I like to point out the well designed ones I come across.”
As I write this, there are a few more tweaks to be made, but it’s essentially done.
My profound thinks to Julia, and to gallerist Emily Tucker who offered many helpful suggestions. This is the first test of the blog component of the website. Please have a look. Tomorrow I travel to Beijing to check out the art scene and have some Peking Duck. If things go well I will do some website postings from there.
The site is adams-studio.com