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Site # 4: Located in Memphis
I-65 north (Mississippi line)

Pyradoptics, 1987
Painted aluminum on concrete base, mirrors, neon lighting

Interactive before it became a popular word, Tom Wochina’s pyramid-shaped sculpture is a scale model of the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Visitors experience a powerful felling when standing up top and can actually hear sounds “played” by wind rushing a cross the metal pipes. For those not in a hurry to get anywhere, driving by fro opposite directions is an optical delight, as the sides of the pipes are painted in stripes of color, making the piece disappear and the reappear in a different color as one drives by.

Artist: Tom Wuchina


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Please Click the numbers on the map above or on a link below to see the numbered site's art exhibit


Site # 1 Citizens by Joe Falsetti

Site # 2 Enviro Garden by Jack Hastings

Site # 3 Caterpillar Garden by William Ralston

Site # 4 Pyradoptics by Tom Wuchina

Site # 5 Portal Grouping by Phillip Vanderweg

Site # 6 Totem by Lanie Gannon

Site # 7 Space Receptor by Philip Nichols

Site # 8 The Long Distance Driver by Dennis Peacock

Site # 9 The One That Got Away by Sherri Warner Hunter

Site # 10 The Man in the Wind and the West Moon by Al Keim

Site #11 Good Morning by Greely Myatt