A Matter of Time is an incredible wood sculpture by artist Paul Baliker that features a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom. The massive and intricately detailed piece, which took 6 months to complete, presents itself like a three-dimensional mandala exhibiting the diverse species of life on Earth. The list of animals featured in the sculpture includes everything from an owl and parrot to a monkey, turtle, giraffe, and rhino.
The carved wooden structure is completed with a human presence at the center of the wild frenzy with an outstretched arm holding the world in the palm of his hand. Like many of his other meticulously crafted pieces, A Matter of Time draws a connection between man and nature. The artist says, “A passion for nature has inspired me to create a body of work that is environmental in pith. I endeavor to capture a moment in wood or bronze that expresses potential for a symbiotic relationship with nature.”