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Featured Work

Ol Blue

 - Scott Shaffer
Sculpture (EXTERIOR)

Orange County Convention Center

About the Artwork

Lifelike, painted bronze great blue heron.

About the Artist

Scott Shaffer
Scott was intrigued with nature and it's complexities at an early age, which led him to earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. This training makes itself evident in the intricate detail that has become the trademark of his sculptures. "I Believe that the detail that separates one species from another is nature's art. I attempt to portray my subjects in the most realistic fashion possible; so that nothing detracts from the inherent beauty of the animal." Scott began sculpting in 1987, at the age of 24. He is a Colorado Native, and currently makes his home in Grand Junction, Colorado. In January of this year, Scott's work was profiled by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting in their series Western Bounty. His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Public purchases include a life-size American Alligator installed at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in honor of the school's 1996 National Football Championship; Florida historical figure Bunk Baxter and three alligators commissioned for the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida; and most recently, his Brown Pelican entitled "The Port Authority" was purchased by the Loveland Sculpture Group for donation to the City of Loveland, Colorado.

Did you know?

Ed Carpenter's "Tower of Light" in front of City Hall is used as an outstanding example of modern glass art by some art professors.

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.