Bella Vida by Letty

Photo of the Week: The Gorgeous Wood Sculptures of Paul Baliker

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Life is an adventure and you never really know what’s coming around the next corner.  This is what I saw as we drove down Old A1A.  An interesting wooden sculpture of an old man with a long beard carved from wood.  It was a sight so spectacular we had to turned around and get a better look.  I thought it was amazing and wondered who would take the time to create something so wonderful and so detailed.

It turned out to be an art gallery, however, since it was a holiday the place was closed.  We were able to see some cool sculptures in the front yard of the building.  I learned online that Paul Baliker has sculpting wood and bronze for over 35 years out of his studio in Hammock, Palm Coast Florida.  His passion for nature has inspired pieces which bring attention to the environment.

The wood sculptures are large and made of natural materials.  You must walk around each piece to discover some new detail and look again for more things you might not have seen the first time.  The pieces are not only beautiful but thought provoking.  A reminder that we are caretakers of this planet and it is our shared responsibility to keep it safe and clean for future generations.

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“You are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpturing is you.”  Rhonda Byrne

 “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” Joseph Addison

“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt.”  Christian Boltanski

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