Muse of Discovery, Cedars of Lebanon and Centered some of the sculptures on display at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Two sculptures located in the center of town. I went in the early evening when it was still very warm but not crowded. Each sculpture has a plaque that describes the art.
“Centered” by C.J. French of Hood River, Oregon. The sculpture depicts Orlando as the epic center of family fun, creating lifetime experiences and endless memories, I don’t happen to agree with that description. Does the yellow form represent the sun?
“Union” by Ralfonso is a Kinetic Stainless Steel Wind Structure that has thirty wings. Kinetic art depends on movement for its effect. Ralfonso was born in Switzerland but resides in West Palm Beach. Most of his large kinetic sculptures appear in public places throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and United Arab Emirates.
“Take Flight” by Douve Blumberg. The sculptor is made of aluminum and magnesium. I describe it as birds taking flight. Douve Blumberg has received many awards and commissions throughout his career. Douve Blumberg lives in Demossville, Kentucky.
“Muse of Discovery” by Meg White is made of limestone and earthwork. Earthwork is a large, artificial bank of soil. What is a muse? In Greek mythology, in poetry and literature they were the goddesses of literature, science and the arts. Most of the work she produces are large and of a figurative nature. Meg White lives in Stephensport, Kentucky.
“Cedar of Lebanon” by Jacob S. Harmeling of Orlando. The sculpture made of Steel Tubing and Mirror Polished Stainless Steel. What is the Cedar of Lebanon? The Cedar of Lebanon a tall evergreen tree noted for its high quality timber, oils, resins,
and is the national emblem of Lebanon.
“Monument in Right Feet Major” is a bronze sculpture by Todji Kurtzman who lives in Portland, Oregon. His art is considered movement art. Whether its a painting or sculpture art is perceived as beauty in the eyes of the beholder. I see his sculpture as a man whose feet are firmly on the ground but turning and twisting as in a dance.
“Global Convergence” is a solar powered LED light sculpture by Deedee Morrison and is located at the front of the Orange County Regional History Center. Her art form is considered installation art which is considered three-dimensional, shaped like a globe and emits light from solar power. Her works are displayed throughout the United States. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
“AstroGenesis II – The Birth of Stars” by Wendy M. Ross is at the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue. It is a kinetic structure, which lights up by LED light. Kinetic sculptures depend on motion for its effects. The ball is made of steel. Wendy owns a sculpture studio “Ross Sculpture Studio”, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.