"I want things to be unpredictable with my pieces," says artist David Adix, about the hidden treasures he puts on the backs of his purposefully arranged collages. "It's something the person who owns the piece will know it's there." It's that little secret something that intrigues in Adix' work, the mystery that makes you try to hatch a story amid the buttons, wire, knobs and knives and light bits of lace, all fairy-dusted with delicately colored glitter.

His Native Figures, filled with items gathered from the Sonoran desert , speak to the poignant remains in the history of the body. Adix is also a massage therapist.

 

Price Range: $700-$2500