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 with a process called “electrification”, using high
voltage electricity to decorate the wood surface. Other works are complimented by use of license harvested exotic woods.

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.

In 2006 I began offering my talent to the public by way of art shows, mainly the outdoor art fairs. Ten years later I am still exhibiting in this manner, showing at some of the finest indoor and outdoor shows in the United States.

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.