From an early age, Justin was fascinated with how the world was constructed. His father, Harry Perlman, was a self-taught architect, mechanic, and artist, and much of Justin's curiosity came from him. The most important lesson from his father was to honor craftsmanship and beauty above all. The pursuit of various artistic processes has taken Justin on diverse roads. From his studies in anthropology at Hampshire College, he journeyed on to taking sculpture classes at the Art Students League of NY. From there he flew to Pietrasanta, Italy, to study for a year with master artisans and sculptors in marble carving. Seeking a detailed and complex education in sculpture, Justin returned to the U.