Diving for Dreams

Painter William Bock uses his skill as a scuba diver to dredge the deep for striking images

Bock has even added another Japanese artist, Katsunori Hamanishi, to his stable. His work isn't out of place among the Endos and Tamekanes, although he incorporates a bit more realism into his style. The striking Division, for instance, is divided into four main areas: a block of gold at the top, a bright red grid with black droplets on the left, an irregular vertical band of white in the middle, and, in the lower-right corner, a realistic close-up view of what looks like wheat, in blacks and grays.

Bock really hits his stride with turtles.
Bock really hits his stride with turtles.


On display through February 29. Call 954-922-4212. The Art & Frame Shop is at 7150 Stirling Rd., Davie, 954-442-1551.
International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach

In addition to painting, Bock continues to offer a variety of art-related services: custom framing, restoration, appraisals, and consulting. According to a flier for the shop, "Our extensive framing & repair services include glass replacement, frame rejoining, conservation cleaning, deacidification, hinging, relining, restretching, and patching or repainting of holes & tears." Whew! I can't help admiring the tenacity and resourcefulness of someone who clings to art -- that of others as well as his own -- at a time when, for many, art seems to be seen more and more as a luxury instead of a necessity.

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