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Featured Work

Elliptic Lens

 - Ray King
Sculpture (EXTERIOR)

University of Central Florida

About the Artwork

An oval shaped design created with triangular pieces of colorful reflective glass set on the façade of the building. Throughout the day, the fragments change in response to light.

About the Artist

Ray King
A resident of Philadelphia, Ray King began working with stained glass in the early 1970s. In 1975, he received a Louis C. Tiffany Fellowship to travel to England and study with master stained glass artist, Patrick Reyntiens, at the Burleighfield House Trust in Buckinghamshire. When he returned, King became involved with the craft art movement of the mid-1970s and has exhibited his work internationally since 1976, including exhibitions in Italy, Japan, England, Spain and France. His modern glass creations were exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan, and other venues. The scale and scope of Ray King’s art has evolved dramatically over the years as he moved into the three-dimensional, public art realm. His selection of materials has expanded to include holographic and laser-etched, light-responsive laminate films, and he has mastered the use of advanced 3-D computer technology that allows him to design elaborately engineered sculptures. His unique tectonic, site-specific works are in demand by universities, municipal art commissions and corporations around the world.

Did you know?

The Orange County Courthouse houses a collection of Florida artists work in oil, photography, acrylic, ceramics, water color, and mixed media.

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.