Located in Palm Coast, the Baliker gallery gives visitors the opportunity to view many of Paul Baliker's larger pieces from his four decades of work as a sculptor. Baliker's chosen mediums are wood and bronze. His pieces are life-sized and monumental, with topics selected by the artist based on his passion for nature.
Paul Baliker has been sculpting for over 35 years and has created more than 1,000 pieces.
The Baliker gallery gives visitors the opportunity to view many of Paul Baliker's larger pieces in person. Baliker's chosen mediums as a sculptor are wood and bronze. His pieces are life-sized, monumental and even fictional. Baliker's pieces are created from a passion for nature and are environmental in subject matter. The bio on Baliker’s website states his passion for nature has inspired him to create a body of work that is environmental in pith. His goal is to capture a moment in wood or bronze that expresses potential for a symbiotic relationship with nature.
Since the pieces are on a larger scale, they take an upwards of six months to complete. Baliker’s piece “A Matter of Time” was sculpted from cedar driftwood collected around the Gulf of Mexico. For this piece he used chainsaws, sanders and rotary grinders and was submitted for the ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2011. Bronze sculpture “Fish Story” was finished in 1994 and took Baliker almost three years to complete. It was donated the Mariners Hospital by the Tassell Family and can now be seen at the entrance to the Tassell Medical Arts Building on the hospital campus.
Baliker’s work is also displayed in numerous private, local and corporate collections, including the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando; Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach; and Hammock Dunes Links, Palm Coast.
DBIA - Paul Baliker. Volusia County. . Accessed December 05, 2018. https://www.volusia.org/services/community-services/parks-recreation-and-culture/art-and-culture/aipp/baliker.stml.
Gayle, Damien. 'A call to action': The vast sculpture carved from DRIFTWOOD with a message about how man holds the world's fate his hands. Daily Mail. August 06, 2013. Accessed December 05, 2018. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385560/Paul-Balikers-vast-sculpture-A-Matter-Of-Time-carved-entirely-DRIFTWOOD.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490.
Hammock Carvings: Paul Baliker, Sculptor of Nature’s Balance at Man’s Mercy. FlaglerLive. September 08, 2011. Accessed December 05, 2018. https://flaglerlive.com/27878/cm-paul-baliker-sculptor/.
Tassell Family Donates Sculpture to Mariners Hospital. Baptist Health South Florida. May 10, 2016. Accessed December 05, 2018. https://newsroom.baptisthealth.net/press-release/tassell-family-donates-sculpture-to-mariners-hospital/.