The Secret is Out: Chicago artist emerges after years of hiding his talent.
5 a.m. its dark, quiet and avoided by most people. Adam Clement 83 LAS is not most people. At 5 a.m. while his house sleeps, hes awake and living a double life. In a few hours hell go off to work as Adam Clement: deputy chief information officer in the Bureau of Technology for the Cook County Board. But for now, hidden away in his basement, he is Adam Clement: artist.
I grew up in a house with parents who were interested in everything modern whether it be art, architecture or design, remembers Clement. He recalls constant discussions of the new buildings being added to the Chicago skyline and an instance where his parents bought a traditional house and promptly ripped out the old staircase. I think that is where I acquired my less is more taste, he says with a laugh.