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Harry P. Leu Gardens
About the Artwork
One of seven metal sculptures commissioned for the Leu Gardens’ Home Demonstration Gardens by the Friends of Leu Gardens, Inc. and the City of Orlando. Cut and welded metal figures of a parent holding a child on his or her shoulders; the hair on both figures is made with thick wire.
About the Artist
Peter Otfinoski was born in 1951 in Middletown, Connecticut, and trained as a social worker. He discovered his artistic talent while employed in a Connecticut mental institution. Self-taught as an artist, Peter has shown his works in galleries, museums, and festivals throughout the United States. He received a fellowship grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation of New York in 1990. He is represented in galleries across the United States and his work has been collected worldwide, including by celebrities such as actress Kelley McGillis and America's Cup skipper Dennis Connors. Peter resides in South Florida.
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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.
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