Salem Barker

"Wood currently serves as the primary medium as I resurrect once living organisms into contemporary sculptural forms, giving them new life. A series of recent works display unique dendritic markings created by a process called “electrification”, using high voltage electricity to decorate the wood surface. Other works are complimented by use of license harvested exotic burlwoods. Private collections house most of my works, and numerous public placements of wood, stone, and bronze sculpture have been installed in sizes as tall as twelve feet.

My art career supports a wonderful life for my lovely wife, our two small boys, and me. Inspired by life, love, and the beauty seen in nature, I sow all that I am into what I offer, with help from above".