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 - Barbara Sorensen
Sculpture (EXTERIOR)

Lowndes Shakespeare Center

About the Artwork

Three undulating ceramic columns rise from the water at their base like tornados made of clay. The figures stand at the entrance to the Shakespeare Theatre and at the head of a modern water fountain that cascades alongside of the stairs to the theatre.

About the Artist

Barbara Sorensen
Barbara Sorenson is a nationally exhibited and recognized sculptor. She works predominantly in ceramics to create pieces whose earthy texture, color and shapes evoke a sense of the elements of nature and the presence of ancient civilizations. She constructs all of her work in clay using hand building techniques on a grand scale, firing each piece in a kiln. Barbara recently began transferring her work to bronze and cast stone. Her work is collected extensively nationwide, including the Florida State Capitol, The White House Collection- the Year of American Craft in Washington DC, and Shidoni Foundry and Sculpture Garden in New Mexico. Sorensen’s ceramic pieces, some functional and some non-functional, are rooted in tribal and ancient historical references. Her works are in many private and public collections and she has participated in numerous exhibits across the country. Ms. Sorensen resides in Winter Park. “I instinctively respond to the form, surface and texture of the Earth, echoing them in my work. I look at the landscape, interpret and reinterpret it, processing it within, and give it back, transformed.”

Did you know?

Todd Warner created a different whimsical animal scene for each level of the Orlando aiport's garages, in part to help people remember where they are parked.

Discover Art in Central Florida!

For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them. This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area that is normally open to the public.

Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring public art in Central Florida.

If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of additional information about art or artist that is included here, again, please let us know. Together we can make this an incredible resource for people seeking to spice up their life through exploring art.