Arman's piece is a broke violin cast in polyester resin. The artist is associated with the New Realist movement. He started as an abstract painter but, in short order, began working in sculpture. There are often broken, hacked and smashed objects in his sculpture.
Adams attended the University of Georgia (BFA) and University of Pennsylvania (MFA). He lives in Philadelphia. This meticulous piece is oil and graphite on panel. The hyper-realism of most of this work contrasts with the one out of place feature. A number of his pieces use a similar construct. Whatever the artist's intent it gives the viewer an opportunity to create reasons, create stories around the piece. It can be made personal.