You may almost recognize someone you know (or would like to forget) in the assemblage of fantastical figures from artist Nelson Adlin. These whimsical beasties and bumblers interact with each other to create allegories without words in scenes of imminent danger or floating in limbo.
His work has been recognized by the Art Directors’ Club and in galleried shows, while his award winning exhibits for the Maryland State Teachers Associations were displayed nationally. A former art director for Image Dynamics Advertising Agency, he designed billboards and art for political campaigns from the 1970’s to 1990’s, and freelanced for universities, newspapers, theaters, and many state and county organizations. His work has been displayed at multiple colleges, universities, and museums in and around the Baltimore area.
Adlin - a retired professor - spends part of his time illustrating, sculpting, and creating jewelry. Adlin has always been attracted to using conventional media in inventive and unexpected ways. He graduated with honors from MICA and earned his M.A. on a fellowship from Columbia University.