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About the Artwork
James Piercey created this ten foot by five foot glass wall in 1994 as a dividing wall between the reception desk at the entrance to the building and the hallway behind it. It is titled “20 M.E.V.” reflecting the artist’s interpretation of a “negatively charged particle being projected by the 20 million electron volt linear accelerator” at this radiation therapy location. This radiation penetrates “layers of stratified squamous epithelium to strike a target cancer cell with concomitant tissue damage” explains Mr. Piercey (using his pre-med background). The clear glass/mosaic/etched assemblage has little color but is designed to “sparkle” and is translucent for the privacy of those in the hallway.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Jackson Tennessee where he also went to college - at Lambuth College. Attended graduate school in Memphis. His first commercial stained glass project was in 1964 while teaching science in various Orange County, Florida schools. In 1980 he devoted hismself to stained glass as a career and opened the J. Piercey Studios, Inc. the next year. In 1986 he started designing and execuiting stone mosaics as well.
Did you know?
The City of Winter Park's Public Art Advisory Board seeks to bring a temporary exhibitions of sculpture by internationally known artists to Winter Park. Their first 'Art on the Green' was held in 2006/2007.
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
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