Sam Perry


What interests me about carving logs is that the rings reveal a chronology, not only in human terms as a yardstick for life, but also as a record of the wood’s own history of abundance, injury, and affliction. 

Imperfections in the wood present challenges that lead to innovations in form.  I am inspired by the challenge to adapt and transform a tree’s shape into a new unrecognizable one that alludes to something other than the medium. The sculptures are about how one form interacts or relates to another in a formal composition, metaphors for human feelings and relationships.