New York City, 2016
Adam Stubbs uses photography as a means of exploring and appreciating aspects of the world that many people overlook. The Found Finished series features large abstract photographs of formations, unknowingly created by the activities of people in public spaces. These formations are made up of very subtle physical impressions: collections of scrapes, gashes, rips, cracks, patina-like washes of liquids, and enigmatic scrawling marks. When composed and enlarged, the formations take on the qualities of finished works of art. Because the series highlights the often overlooked details in common spaces, the viewer has the opportunity to appreciate aspects common environment they are normally not aware of.