Peek-a-BOO! A cheeky post in time for spooky season. "Elsa Lanchester as Bride of Frankenstein," made of papier-mache by Adam Kurtzman was on view in our exhibition "Human Soul Machine" 2013-2014. Growing up, Adam liked sci-fi—not so much for the reading, because he was dyslexic—but for the pictures, which promised no confinement to this planet. For example, he had an imaginary playmate that was “tall, blue, with wings and blonde hair that was superior to human beings. I was obsessed with his planet, Kafadious." When he was 18, Adam took three weeks to assemble 1,000 wooden matches into a roller coaster form, “just to light them and watch the fire spread at various speeds. I had the luxury of lots of unsupervised play and pretend time." Imagination runs in the family. Adam's uncle was renowned Mad magazine cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman.
Photo: Dan Meyers