Chad Periman



My contemporary art includes recycled and repurposed sculpture, mixed media assemblage, and photography. The medium is the subject which speaks as a visual meditation through a mantra of shapes and colors to convey its truth.

Items are chosen with a sense of movement and action to heighten the awareness of the potential that exists in every object, just as in every person.

Themes of creation, destruction, loss and redemption resonate with the intimacies of the human existence to explore inspirations including the foundations of western thought, our world today, and visions of the near future.

When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts. I desire a similar response from viewers of my work; to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world.

I desire my art to show the beauty in things we have discarded as damaged.
Like those material objects, people are often broken and hurt in life, and if we can appreciate and value broken objects and love them in a new way as a piece of art, then we can see past the brokenness and pain we see in others and find more peace and love for one another in this world.