L'Homme - Kinetic Sculpture - Museum Gardens - Orlando, Florida.
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N 28° 34.185 W 081° 22.032
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Quick Description: 'L'Homme' a large public kinetic sculpture standing 18 feet tall, located at Mennello museum gardens, Loch Haven Park, Orlando, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 11:28:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMEEBM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This large brightly painted sculpture named 'L'Homme' has a prime postion lakeside, in the gardens of the Mennello Museum of American Art.
The sculpture is like a large mobil and is finely balanced and rocks at three bearing locations. L'Homme moves in the wind or if pushed, it is intended to rock up and down, but there is also some side movement. (Its a shame that the sections were not made to fully rotate)
L'Homme was sculpted by John Wofle, at his studio in DeLand, central Florida, where he frequently combines high-tech and traditional metalworking techniques.
I was told by a passer by, that this abstract sculpture of a man is supposed to the founder of the museum.
The following web site confirms his statement. :- (visit link)
"There’s a new ‘public’ sculpture in town, and just like the new Sheriff showing up in the Old West, this sculpture is ‘standing tall’ at 18 feet high. John Wolfe a nationally renowned (and DeLand resident) sculptor created and installed the new sculpture at the Mennello Museum of American Art. Titled L'homme, the sculpture was commissioned to be an abstract representation of museum founder Michael Mennello. The sculpture was fabricated from steel and aluminum in Wolfe’s studio in DeLand where he frequently combines high-tech and traditional metalworking techniques. L'homme is the companion piece to Wolfe's Les Grande Dame, a 13 foot sculpture, commissioned by Mr. Mennello two years ago. Wolfe has installed many public artworks in Central Florida, including mobiles at the downtown Orlando, Winter Garden, and Alafaya Public Libraries, Orlando's Langford Park, DeLand City Hall and the University of Central Florida. His work is included in corporate and private collections including AT&T and the Florida Hospital. Frank Holt, Director of the Mennello Museum says, “It was the 'missing link' in the view of the lake.” "
Title of Piece: L'Homme

Artist: John Wolfe.

Material/Media: Steel & Aluminium

Date of Creation or Placement: 2011

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

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

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