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Old Growth

Painted Steel
24’ x 22’ x 4’
Memphis, TN - Overton Park

Old Growth was commissioned as one of three entry gateways to the Old Forest State Natural Area in Overton Park, a 342-acre public park in the heart of Memphis, TN. Built from layers of hand-cut and welded plate steel, the archway’s form is highly evocative of familiar patterns of natural growth. The outward accumulation of layers mimic a myriad of organic forms - fungi, fossils, and more. While they suggest the annual growth rings of trees, they are not content in illustrating a single organism, but rather strive to evoke a universal natural process.

A gift of Henry & Lynne Turley and Bill & Becky Deupree