Quest Eternal  LbNA # 39249

OwnerOrlando Art & About      
Placed DateApr 25 2008
CountyOrange
LocationOrlando, FL
Boxes1
Found ByMosaic Butterfly
Last UpdateOct 21 2010

Clues

Quest Eternal

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs has hidden Public Art Caches near pieces of public art all around Orange County. This hunt was created in an effort to let more citizens experience public art through an exciting and adventurous journey around Orange County. We hope that, long after you track down one of our Caches, you will continue your search for art.

QUEST ETERNAL

Off of Princeton St. you will find the location of this art piece. It can be found reaching for the sky directly in front of the Mennello Museum of American art. The quest for this cache is not difficult, as it can be found close to this art piece sculpted by Donald De Lue, whose career spanned an impressive six decades. A product of study in both the United States and France, De Lue’s figurative sculptures often evoke nationalistic symbolism, classical mythology, or philosophical ideas. Before you leave the area look at another of his sculptures, Rocket Thrower, just across Princeton in Loch Haven Park. There are also sculptures of his at the Orange County Courthouse and at Orlando City Hall.

In your search for the cache you'll have to lower your eyes from sky to which Quest Eternal points. Walk over to the horse that seems to be made of old pieces of wood. This is actually a bronze sculpture entitled Big Timber by West coast artist Deborah Butterfield who is known for horse sculptures made from found pieces of wood. As you pass the horse turn left onto the sidewalk and continue through the gate. Continue across the drive, but before you step up between the two puce columns draw closer to the three pots of plants on your left. Near the fox tail fern (don't worry this fox won't bite) and its purple friend the croton, and under the lip of the pot you'll find the Cache.

When searching for this Cache, please make sure to not dig around in the pot or damage the plant. When you’re done, please place it back gently where you found it for the next hunter that comes along.

Please feel free to send an e-mail to terry.olson@ocfl.net or call us at (407) 836-5540 to let us know about your hunting experience. If you could not find the Cache, please let us know. Other cache clues can be found at www.ocfl.net/publicartcaches.