Quark Orlando

We told you about “Quark” being installed at Loch Haven Park by the Orlando Museum of Art.

The new piece by sculptor John Henry is now in place just along Mills Ave by the Museum.

The 70 foot sculpture weighs over 20 tons and is described as an abstract composition made of wielded steel.

Artist John Henry told Bungalower that the name comes from a hero of his physicist and Nobel prize winner Murray Gell-Mann. Gell-Mann wrote a science book titled The Quark and the Jaguar.

Henry has a sister piece titled Jaguar in a town north of Dallas.

Asked about what he wants people in Orlando to know about his sculpture Henry said “I hope they enjoy it. I hope by looking at it they see things they haven’t exactly seen before. I hope they see something new in it and if they don’t I hope it’s a refreshing experience.”

More about Quark from the Orlando Museum of Art:

The lower half of the work is composed of flat planes, which support three long beams that rise from the base at varied angles. The sculpture’s drama and aesthetic appeal is its great size and its sweeping gestures toward the sky. This work is an example of Henry’s trademark style of abstract, geometric sculptures. The sculpture weighs approximately 41,539 pounds and is 70 feet high and 36 feet long with a base that is 12 feet in diameter.

Quark was previously installed on Gaines Street in Tallahassee since 2008.

The sculpture will be on display adjacent to the Orlando Museum of Art from December 18, 2013 to January 1, 2016.

Here are some more photos of Quark being installed:

Quark Orlando Progress 1

Quark Henry Orlando

Quark Progress 3

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  1. Very much like the blue one that was there for so many years…….is it the same one just re-installed?