Using hand-held power tools, artist Salem Barker feels the artistic spirits and works freehand with wood to give life to his creative expression.
As Barker quotes Henry David Thoreau, “The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
A former tool and die maker, Barker uses high voltage electricity to highlight his wood pieces with black impressions to emulate lightening. His largest wood sculpture is 12 feet tall. Barker also sculpts with stone, bronze and aluminum. According to Barker, geared and mechanical forms are seen harmonized with rhythmic organic movements of his sculptures, contrasting man made geometric shapes made solely for power delivery, and nature’s forms made for beauty and the perpetuation of life. He is looking forward to showcasing his latest work when he returns to the 2017 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.
The 14th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is scheduled to take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16th through 19th. This year, the highly curated Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be produced by Palm Beach Show Group and co-located with their popular Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show provides an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to beginning a personal collection. Jury Members have reviewed a record number of artist’s submissions from all across the U.S. Categories considered include: glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, as well as mixed media, fashion, jewelry, and more. For more tickets and information, please visit to http://www.palmbeachfinecraft.com. Show hours are Thursday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.