SCULPTING FOR CHANGE IN PALM COAST

A Matter of Time by Paul Baliker

A Matter of Time by Paul Baliker

Palm Coast, FL artist Paul Baliker challenges his viewers with his towering sculptures depicting the entangled interdependent relationship between human and animal. 

I hope that people can see the environmental message I attempt to portray, and perhaps think hard about the impact man has on the natural world.
— Baliker via DailyMail.com

He finds his inspiration in Florida's abundance of wildlife and natural wonders and he is known for large pieces made from bronze, wood or a combination of both. 

Dancing with Mother Nature by Paul Baliker

Dancing with Mother Nature by Paul Baliker

With a studio and gallery just south of St. Augustine and hidden among the natural hardwood hammock on A1A, Paul's most dynamic pieces are sculptures and furniture made from cedar driftwood. He takes the found wood and liberates the images of tarpons, herons or other Florida wildlife that are hidden within them.  

Ocean's 11th Hour by Paul Baliker

Ocean's 11th Hour by Paul Baliker

His passion for nature is what inspires him to attempt to capture a moment in each sculpture that expresses our potential for a symbiotic relationship with the earth and the creatures within it. 

My idea of how we should interact with the natural world is to simply be a part of its beauty rather than trying to dominate it.
— Baliker via MLive.com

His sculptures can be seen in numerous public and corporate collections across the United States.

WHY DO YOU THINK FLORIDA IS FAB?

I love living in an environment that allows me to pursue outdoor activities. The weather is a great factor. The ocean and waterways of Florida are beautiful.

FAVORITE FLORIDA SPOT

My favorite place in Florida is right here in the Hammock. My second favorite would be the Everglades.

FAVORITE FLORIDA PRODUCTS

I love any artwork produced with Florida themes whether they be paintings or sculpture.

Visit the the Baliker Gallery in Palm Coast at 5928 N. Ocean Shore Blvd or commission a piece of your own at paulbaliker.com.

All photos courtesy of Paul Baliker.