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About the Artwork
In “Tale of Two Cities,” the memorable first page of Dickens’ book is shadowed by the backwards words bleeding through the other side of the page. Working with extreme close-ups and angles, Morell chooses unexpected fragments, casting new importance on the nuances within an illustration.
In his series, Books, Abelardo Morell photographs stacks and pages of antique books, transforming small details into dynamic structures. Working with extreme close-ups and angles, Morell chooses unexpected fragments, casting new importance on the nuances within an illustration. Whether photographing a book or a common household object, all of Morell’s images challenge our perception of reality and how we see.
About the Artist
Abelardo Morell, a Boston-based photographer earned a BFA from Bowdoin College and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. He fuses outdoor elements with domestic scenes with the use of a camera obscura. Morell has transformed countless rooms into camera obscura and then captures and image with long exposes lasting up to eight hours. He invents a new landscape by working with a process most associated with Renaissance artists. He has instructed at Princeton University and is a professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art. He has won numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1993.
Did you know?
The tired traveler sitting on the floor of the Orlando airport was actually a bronze statue by Duane Hanson. It was so loved (and abused) that he has now been placed behind plexiglass. Still travelers often argue about whether he is "real".
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.