John Byam’s artistic output is the result of lifelong passions for drawing, sign making, and carpentry. His works are all based on imagery taken from the artist’s personal life, travels, and dreams; frequent subjects include his family members, local landmarks, houses, planes, and the cultural and political icons of his childhood. Byam’s drawings are made using combinations of pencils, crayons, and markers, and frequently include written commentary. His wooden sculpture is related to the traditions of American woodcarving and craftsmanship; these works emphasize form over color, and are usually unpainted or painted minimally. Though Byam has been actively making objects throughout his life, it was only in 2012 that his works were first exhibited publically.