Homage To Africa - Mennello Museum - Orlando, Florida.
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Quick Description: 'Homage To Africa' 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 2:59:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMEE3M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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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.

'Homage to Africa' by Marco features in the entrance to the museum, and is a small, simple, sculpture standing approx 24-30 inches tall, &15-18 inches wide, painted canary yellow, standing on a concrete pedastal, to the left of the Museum entrance signage.

The museum web site does not mention or show a photo of this sculpture.

"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)"
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Title of Piece: Homage to Africa.

Artist: Paul Marco (1911-1997)

Material/Media: Welded steel

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

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

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