Fantasy Swan Monument
ABOUT THE SCULPTURE
The Fantasy Swan Monument is a bronze sculpture created by a Thailand sculptor known as S. Hardthalae. Not very much information is available for this artist. The Fantasy Swan Monument at Lake Eola marks the historical landing spot of Orlando’s First-Ever Cartoon Character for the Arts: “AngiArts.” This life-size bronze sculpture is corelated with the fantasy letterbook storybook authored by the donor: The Identity of “AngiArts”. The bronzed, open-book plaque on the bridge tells the story in 175 words, while the sculpture portrays a magical moment prophesied by the Almighty Centurion Genie inside the book. This is the magical moment when the magic spell upon the princess’s pet swan vesture ends, transforming it back into an elegant Black-Necked Swan…the mystical moment when the princess finally discovers her true identity. By the superpowers of the genie, the angel of her soul was released. From that day forward she became immortal to fulfill the divine prophesy and the will of the Art Deities of Inspiration—to instill artistic inspiration and goodwill into the hearts of ALL peoples of ALL cultures in the 3rd Millennium and beyond! “AngiArts” is an imaginary, adventurous art zealot with magic superpowers, who flies around on her magic red theatre carpet fulfilling the missions of her destiny. She appears wherever “genie-magic” is needed.
“Let the magical aura of this sculpture evoke a moment for soulful inspiration that shall move your hearts to joy! The end to this story now begins inside your own soul.” AP
ABOUT THE ARTIST/AUTHOR
The Fantasy Swan Monument was donated to the City of Orlando on October 18, 2008 by Angi Perretti, a local arts & culture philanthropist, author and private donor for Orlando’s Public Art projects across the City Beautiful. Intentionally corelating a vintage letterbook storybook with the monument, The Identity of “AngiArts”, was written exclusively to be read while relaxing on a picnic blanket on the tranquil banks of Lake Eola. It stages an “interactive, literary theatre experience” right on the spot like no other fantasy storybook. After finishing the story, your mission is to now “hold the trance” while following the Monument Map in Chapter 9. It will lead you to the historical landing spot of “AngiArts.” Once there, believe in magic for just a moment and challenge your senses to watch fantasy unfold to reality right before your very eyes! You are standing at Orlando’s Monument for Artistic Inspiration. For your convenience, the book is available to check out for FREE at the Orange County Library only 2 blocks away.
Transposing the realm of fantasy into elements of reality, the author also donated a pair of live, Black-Necked Swans—naming one of them “Queenie”—to reign Lake Eola as Orlando’s very own magic fantasy swan, a character inside the book. Look for “Queenie” floating elegantly somewhere on the Lake. She will listen to the voice of your dreams and send inspiration back to your heart.
As a costume designer and master seamstress, Angi Perretti contrived the character identity of “AngiArts” in 2006 and made her Premier Appearance at a charity event at the Rosen Centre Hotel on Sunday, March 5, 2006, benefitting Variety Club of Orlando. The ultimate forecast for “AA” was to rally and promote the arts and culture movement in downtown Orlando. As a local author on a mission to inspire the cultural history of the City Beautiful, Author Angi Perretti created this inspiring, skyscape-hopping cartoon character to wield her superpowers and goodwill to all.