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'Acall to action': The vast sculpture carved from DRIFTWOOD with a message abouthow man holds the world's fate his hands


Teeming with wildlife like deer, giraffes, monkeys and dolphins, this sculpturebursts with the beauty of the natural world.

At thecentre, inexorably linked to each constituent part, is a man. He holds a globein his hand to represent our dominant species' unique duties as custodians ofthe planet.


Craftedentirely from driftwood, the vast, thought-provoking masterpiece was created bysculptor Paul Baliker, 59, who describes it as a 'callto action'.

整个雕塑都是由浮木制成的,这个巨型的引人深思的杰作是59岁的雕刻家Paul Baliker制作的,他形容自己的作品为“行动号召”。

'I started out sculpting to put food on the table, I never dreamt of where itwould lead,' he said.'Ihope that people can see the environmental message I attempt to portray, andperhaps think hard about the impact man has on the natural world.


'I attempt to create one major environment statement a year, always on amassive scale.

'It ismy contribution to a better planet.'


Mr Baliker spent six months creating his masterpiece. Using chainsaws, sandersand rotary grinders, he carefully carved each element from cedar driftwoodcollected around the Gulf of Mexico

'Thesculpture had been on my mind for the past 15 years,' he said.


'Forme to be able to put it together took vision, the material, as well as ability,time and desire,'


The sculpture, called A Matter Of Time, measures a massive 13ft by 13ft, dwarfing its creator, who says it's been warmlyreceived.


'Ihave seen tears in some viewer's eyes,' he said. 'I wanted this sculpture tofocus around mankind, since in this sculpture he holds the fate of the planetin his hands.


'Thesculpture is a call to action.'


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