Bird - Mennello Museum - Orlando, Florida.
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Quick Description: 'Bird' a silhouette-style sculpture by Paul Marco, located in the entrance porch, outside of the Mennello Museum of American Art - Loch Haven Park - Orlando, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 8:34:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMEE0K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Park gardens surrounding The Mennello Museum of American Art, showcases unique and interesting sculptures at every turn. Many of the small welded silhouette-style sculptures, are by Paul Marco.

the 'Bird' by Marco features in the entrance to the museum, and is a small, simple, but expressive, sculpture standing approx 30 inches tall, & 48 inches long, painted bright yellow, standing on a concrete pedastal, against the outside museum wall.

The museum web site shows a photo of this sculpture, set against a yellow museum wall and a grey bird, but now the museum wall is painted blue, and the bird is bright yellow.

"Czechoslovakian artist Paul Marco’s sculptures exhibit a variety of influences. The unique, rustic forms of his works recall the primitive setting of his home in Maine, while the animals forms and mask-like faces of his figures reflect the artist’s interest in and study of African sculpture and masks. Marco claimed that his art was “rich with association,” as he believed discarded pieces of early American farm equipment he used to create his works were fraught with latent meaning of the contemporary viewer. His works seem to emanate a type of exuberance and joy that comes from a respect for the past cooperating with an eye for creation.
Paul Marco (1911-1997)" With Thanks:-
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Title of Piece: Bird

Artist: Paul Marco (1911-1997)

Material/Media: Welded steel Bar.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Loch Haven Park, Orlando.

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

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