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Field of Ferns
- Henry Sinn
4th Airside Terminal
About the Artwork
Polished natural stone and vitreous ceramic. As travelers approach the people mover to depart for the main terminal they wander through a field of flowering ferns designed by Winter Park artist Henry Sinn. Reflecting the abundance of native Florida ferns, the artist has combined earth tones with red, orange, purple and bright greens for a harmonious blend, exaggerating the natural quality of the ferns to provide a light hearted experience.
About the Artist
Henry Sinn was born in Florida in 1956 and lives in the Orlando area. He is Department Head of Painting and Drawing at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, FL. He received a B.A. in Painting from Rollins College in 1979 where he studied with Tom Peterson. He also studied extensively with local sculptor Grady Kimsey whom he regards as a mentor.
Sinn began exhibiting his work directly after graduating from Rollins College. He has held twelve solo shows since 1981. The venues include Valencia Community College, Seminole Community College, Crealdé School of Art, Maitland Art Center, Museum of Florida Art in DeLand, Davis-McClain Gallery in Houston, Texas, and the Cameron-Cobb Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, among others. He also participated in a three-person show at Orlando Museum of Art.
In 2000, Sinn received an important public commission to create a floor mosaic at the 4th Airside Terminal at the Orlando International Airport. The piece entitled “Field of Ferns” measures 17 by 94 feet.
Sinn’s work is represented in over twenty significant corporate collections which include locally Orlando City Hall, Sun Bank Corporation in Orlando and the Cornell Museum in Winter Park. In Houston, Texas, his work has been bought by Amoco Oil Corporation, Executive Offices of Century Development, Sunbelt National Bank and Harold Farb Company among others. His work can be seen at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas, the Westin Hotel in Chicago and numerous Florida collections. He became Acting Director of Painting and Drawing at Crealdé in 2007.
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