Adamís identification with, and affection for, New Orleans grew during his studies at art schools around the country. His early work (2005-2010) expressed his reaction to Hurricane Katrina through black-and-white, burnt-paper three-dimensional collages that explored themes of loss and upheaval. His return to New Orleans in 2008, and subsequent marriage and fatherhood brightened his outlook and his palette. A visit to Paris in 2009, during which he studied the impressionist painters, convinced him to switch to oils and that color is a great way to voice the renewal and vitality that he felt upon returning to New Orleans after Katrina. His recent paintings have a well-defined contrast between light and dark, and feature saturated intense color from across the color spectrum.