Paris, Melbourne, Hiroshima
Adam seeks freedom through the Way of Tea and Butoh, believing that within mastery of structured forms lies an intimacy with the truths of life and Being. His interpretation of the history and philosophy of Tea place him at the cutting edge of artistic expression in the Way of Tea. Adam is also leading international instructor of the Japanese Way of Tea. He is translator for, and direct disciple of the 16th Grandmaster of the Ueda Sōko Samurai Tradition of Tea. He has been practicing Tea for over 15 years and returns to Japan regularly to perform in tea events. In 2011 he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Japanese Art and Culture Award from the Junior Chamber International of Japan. In all Adam’s art (performance, tea gatherings, poetry, ceramics) he infuses the soul of his country roots with reverence for nature and thrill for the avant-garde. Through his art, Adam wants to bring people together to cherish the meaning in fleeting encounters, inspire art in everyday life and reverence for nature.