Adam Nahas is an entrepreneur, artist, and educator who brings his construction skills, property development expertise, and sculpture background together to help support creatives and artisans with customizable spaces and resources.
He began his artistic career in bronze casting as Cyclops Studios LLC at White River Foundry and is now running Artisan Alley LTD, a creative charitable organization in Bloomington IN. He is especially known for assisting artists with art installations around the world, project management, as well as custom metal fabrication and restoration.
Adam networks with local talent, to develop ideas and finds ways to make them real, working with Projects such as the Captain Kathryn Janeway Sculpture, the Arts Alliance Center, and the Bloomington Piano Project. Besides speaking on creative sustainability, developing public murals, teaching improv comedy, and furthering the careers of the artists around him, Adam also volunteers at Lotus Fest, TEDx, as well as the Krampus Bazaar and Rampage.
When he is not creating, he is working on house projects, collecting coins, hosting game nights with his friends, walking his labrador “Lily”, and being the best father and husband he can be.
An avid sketch artist throughout his school years, and voted “Most Artistic” in a large high school class, Nahas continued his interest in art through music, then performance art, and finally sculpture.
He graduated from Indiana University in 2007 where he majored in Studio Art with concentrations in Metals and Sculpture and minored in Art History and Mathematics. He went on, to work with foundryman and artist, Mark Parmenter, who exposed Nahas to multiple international artists and art projects of ALL kinds. Nahas then set up his own studio in Bloomington, Indiana, Cyclops Studios. Since the inception of Cyclops Studios, he has been commissioned to do hundreds of varying art projects.
Adam’s creations represent a vast and unique repertoire of his personal interests. Not limiting himself, he pursues a variety of subject matter, mediums, and art forms. His knowledge of anatomy and his attention to detail has allowed him to create a range of structures from Robotic prosthetics to monumental sculptures.
Nahas’ work ranges from 2D work including unique portraits, graphic design, prints, sketchings, comic illustrations fantasies to 3D work including kinetic sculpture, Fired Earthenware, bronze memorial/monuments, robotic prototypes, and other various mediums.
“My goal for modeling is to breathe life into clay and bronze. For me, a portrait is more than a likeness; it should capture the spirit and essence of the character. I am confident that I have the means to shape different mediums around me, and by doing so, I can turn anything into visually beautiful artwork or something that serves a good purpose. I do what I do because it feels natural and right for me.”