Many of Central Florida’s most-recognized artists and several international artists are represented in Crealdé's Sculpture Garden. Since the first dedication in 1997, many new works have been added and now with 60 pieces, the original concept has been realized: to bring the art out of the gallery into the beautiful landscape; to create special niches and mysterious passages; to add to the creative environment and create a place to view contemporary art.
As for the artists involved, the outdoor environment presents the challenge of creating works durable enough to survive the elements of nature and the touch of the viewer’s hand. The broad cross-section of sculpture and the creative materials used make a unique document of sculptural history in the Central Florida area and testify to the present movements in art.
Without the gifts and long-term loans made by these participants, this show would have been impossible. I would like to acknowledge all of our generous friends that have helped us create this special place. I deeply appreciate the enthusiastic response by the sculpture community and the incredible contribution they have made to the cultural landscape of Central Florida. Thank you. ~ David Cumbie, Curator