Featured Artist William Kolok

Artist William Kolok creates bold abstract sculptures created with reclaimed and natural materials. View more of his portfolio by visiting his website.

 

abstract wood and stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Click” limestone and wood, 30” x 17” x 5”

 

New England working-class ethics require hard work with little opportunity to dream.

 

abstract wood and stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Val” limestone and oak, 24” x 8” x 5”

 

I, however, was a dreamer.

 

abstract stone and wood sculpture by William Kolok

“Ela” limestone and mahogany, 16” x 14” x 4”

 

Not a bright student, I worked hard to find my place in this world and achieve my modest goals. During college in the south I discovered the world of art and my path became clear.

 

abstract stone and wood sculpture by William Kolok

“Step” limestone, wood and buttons, 19” x 10” x 8”

 

With a Don Quixote approach to life I dreamt the impossible dream and became an artist. Teaching art in the rural south was a challenge, but I was used to working hard. Making sculpture became my goal, and I labored to be creative on a teacher’s salary.

 

abstract wood and stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Lean” limestone and walnut, 15” x 8” x 3”

 

An MFA in sculpture from the University of Georgia, a family and a position teaching at a small college rounded out my life. Sculpting occupied my creative energy every evening and much of the summer as I worked in my small home studio.

 

abstract wood and stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Portal” limestone and cherry, 22” x 11” x 3”

 

Retired, I now spend my days at Kolok Sculpture Gallery and Studio creating. I am mostly alone but never lonely. I am driven to sculpt as I have something to say that only I can say.

 

abstract wood and stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Gabe” limestone and walnut, 16” x 17” x 7”

 

A quote from Gandhi is written on my studio wall, “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

 

abstract wood sculpture by William Kolok

“Kross” mixed wood, 24” x 16” x 5”

 

I sell some of my work and I am represented in a few galleries. I wake up every day with a desire to go to my studio and make art. It still isn’t easy. I struggle to express my feelings in a language few understand; but I am living my dream. I am an artist.

 

abstract stone sculpture by William Kolok

“Beak” limestone, 30” x 14” x 6”

 

In my work, I create a relationship between natural materials, such as stone and wood, and reclaimed materials, highlighting the beauty found when aged material is used as an abstract element.

 

abstract stone and wood sculpture by William Kolok

“Old Circle” Texas limestone and wood, 20” x 13” x 4”

 

I prefer using materials like old lumber, limestone from old buildings and weather-worn tools in my art, as they have a distinctive character. My life and my talent combine to create sculptures that are simple, bold and subtle.

 

Artist William Kolok invites you to follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Subscribe to our twice-monthly Updates, and get a free e-book on Where to Sell Art Online right now!

YES PLEASE!

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.