Sam aims to depict the porous nature of people within our environments. The porosity of ideas as well as physical things is expressed in the images. The existence of contested space interests him for this reason. Even solid monuments in public spaces are not as permanent as they sometimes appear. Objects loaded with ideology like statues are contested. And in his images he shows the mixed emotions people have towards their seemingly fixed monuments. The erratic marks cut across varying spaces to make visual the ideas of contested space. And within the battle ground of his works he hopes to make clear that there is no singular set way of moving in to the future.