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September 7, 2017

“There is an inherent beauty in nature. Someone has gone far out of their way to make things attractive- the creator of the universe. When we try to channel that creativity, it opens up a lot of doors.” The inspiration of artist Salem Barker comes from the world around...

March 24, 2017

I'm thankful for the many awards I have received over the last ten years, yet most thankful to be recently given recognition by the Collectors of Wood Art organization. There are two or three shows their judges attend each year to make a choice among the competing arti...

March 30, 2016

This month I acquired a very large (to me) supply of license harvested exotic woods. The majority of my works throughout my career have been made of the domestic species, mostly of what lives in my area of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. I've often shied away...

November 2, 2015

A friend recently shared a short youtube video on my Facebook page that kept me pondering a new concept for days..  The video was of a pine wood board having electrical alligator clamps attached at each end, with electricity traveling through wood, burning a dendrite-l...

August 18, 2015

Last week I returned home from the famed Sculpture in the Park exhibition in Loveland, Colorado. The show has now completed its 32nd year, having me present for four of them. This show is different from most others in that it draws attendees/collectors from all over th...

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