Blossom - CODAworx

Client: City of Maitland

Location: Maitland, FL, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $195,000

Project Team

Designer + fabricator

Jeffrey Reed

Reed Madden Designs

Designer + Fabricator

Jennifer Madden

Reed Madden Designs

Lighting Designer

Peter Tjeerdsma


An orange blossom catches light day and night.
20’h x 13’w x 13’d
Stainless steel, concrete, LED lights and motor
Maitland, FL

This five-petal blossom highlights Maitland’s orange history and creates a gathering place for the community. To attract humans, like bees drawn to nectar, the male stamen pulse LED lights and the female ovule slowly rotates like a disco ball. Sparkling dots of light fill the interior. Five integral seats in the shape of orange slices gives people a place to sit, contemplate or meet a friend. Ten plaques that extend the petals into the ground plane, give fun facts about the history of oranges.


The artists' goals were to create a sculptural place for people to gather that told of the history of the site. In order to attract visitors, movement in the form of reflected sunlight by day and LEDs at night was created by a spinning central orb – the visual hook to spark curiosity.