Conclusion of Paul Baliker Studio

Today we are concluding our series on the works of Paul Baliker.  We have shown you his wood carvings, today we are ending with bronze works we seen in his studio.  This is another blog that will probably not have a lot of talking in, but more of the works speaking for themselves.  So, get a beverage, sit down & relax for a bit. Enjoy.

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Woman meditating in the garden. Outside the studio

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Little boy fishing.

When you first walk into the studio, there is a room off to the right.  In this room is all kinds of different bronze works.  The name on the different pieces was Joan Baliker.  We asked Paul who Joan was.  He replied, that’s my mom.  With out a doubt incredible talent runs in the family.  Here are more works by his mother.

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A self portrait maybe?

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Dolphin & swimmer

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Girl with her dog

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Mother Theresa

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Woman blowing a horn

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Woman & Child

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Mother giving baby a bath

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Mahatma Gandhi

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The Dalai Lama

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Turtle

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Baby

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Lion’s head

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Fish

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The gambler

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Golfers

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The Explorer

 

 

These are a couple more that Paul had in his studio that caught our eye.

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“IT WAS THIS BIG!!’

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We found this in his work shop, in progress.

We hope you have enjoyed the Paul Baliker series as much as we have had sharing it with you.  If you would ever happen to be in Paul’s area, we would highly recommend a stop to check out his works for yourself.  I know we will go back again another day in the future.

 

 

“Living The Dream”

Steve & Tammy

Wood Sculptures continue

Saturday afternoon Steve & I set off to find Paul Baliker’s studio.  We found it! What a trip.  On the blog yesterday we posted the first sculpture, it had all kinds of different sea life finds in it.  It reminded us of one of those hidden pictures that you had to find different creatures inside the picture.  We are staying out side, looking at a few of Paul Baliker’s works.

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It seems the wood was already shaped into a body and all it needed was a face.

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Mother earth? Mother nature? Tree spirit?

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Eagle

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Eagle

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The great heron

 

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The great heron

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Sailfish

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Wind dancers

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We hope you have enjoyed the Baliker works out side of his studio. We still have a lot more to show you, stay with us!!

 

 

  “Living The Dream”

Steve & Tammy

Mind Blowing Wood Carvings by Paul Baliker

We introduced you to Paul Baliker a couple of blogs ago.  We were so interested and excited by what we saw that on Saturday we traveled to Paul Balikers Studio on the Palm Coast, 40 miles north of Daytona Beach.

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We will start with his business card, for anyone interested in more information.  The web site is http://www.paulbaliker.com phone 386-446-0069.

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His works run the range of single simple woodcarvings, (for those in Minnesota it does not incorporate bears chainsawed out of trees), to many intricate designs with many elements carved into a large single piece of work.  From wood carvings to bronze pieces.

We took many pictures and feel we need to do several blogs to truly do his work justice, so this will be one of multiple blogs on his works.

Starting at the entrance the size and scope of several of his works capture such imagination and creativity that we will begin by focusing on them today.

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This piece greets everyone outside his gate.  Not only does he have the carving but he incorporates it into God’s creation and blends them together.

In this one he starts with the tree trunk and includes the roots.  How many carvings can you see incorporated into the sculptures.  We will give you several photo’s to look at.

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Now take your time and look closely.  A hint Some are on the back of the sculpture.  We have several more defining photo’s next.  We thought of adding the others tomorrow but we will give you all the photo’s we have of this sculpture today.

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see the fish?

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Angle fish, seal, & squid

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seal head & squid

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fish, octopus tentacles & penguin

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fish, turtle & sting ray

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fish & octopus

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fish, dolphin & octopus. the “tear” on the octopus is a tiny fish.

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fish & penguin

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fish & octopus

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humpback whale & seal

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Dolphin & fish

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fish

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Fish, turtle, & sting ray

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Fish & octopus

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Dolphin & fish

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fish

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shark

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Fish,otter, penguin, & Tammy

This is just one of his sculptures outside before you enter his studio. We will continue tomorrow.  Come along with us for another scavenger hunt.

“Living The Dream”

Steve & Tammy