The beautification process in downtown Winter Garden is continuing with the recent approval of a new sculpture. A copper butterfly that was crafted by well-regarded artist Don Reynolds will adorn a new part that is being designed for placement next to the splash pad downtown.

City commissioners ok’d the addition of the sculpture in the park at their December 12 meeting. The butterfly structure will stand approximately ten feet tall and feature an eight-foot wingspan.
During the commission meeting, the Bloom & Grow Garden Society shared details about the sculpture. They are gifting it to the city in recognition of a 20-year partnership revolving around the Spring Fever in the Garden festival.
According to club president, Brenda Knowles, the sculpture is costing them around $100,000.
Reynolds’ artwork can already be spotted in prominent places around Central Florida. His most noted local work is a bronze statue of a charging knight riding a horse that sits outside the main entrance to Spectrum Stadium at the University of Central Florida.
Reynolds also has sculptures all over the world, including the image of a sailor steering the helm of a ship that sits on a pier in Pietrasanta, Italy.

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