"Terra," a Sculpture on the U.T. Campus
This modern sculpture, entitled "Terra" stands near the center of the University of Tennessee campus, on Cumberland Avenue, just west of "The Hill." Perhaps it is not a "must see" for the average person, but I am particularly proud of it because the sculptor who created the piece is Julie Warren Conn, wife of my brother, Philip. Julie was the first graduate in sculpture from UT in 1965. Her work can be seen in museums, corporate offices, public buildings and private homes in many parts of the country.
"KNOXVILLE! KNOXVILLE! KNOXVILLE!"
"But on the plus side, I knocked over the Sun Sphere! HA, HA!"
On my ill-advised 2003 Greyhound Bus trip across the country, I had a 2.5 hour layover in Knoxville while I waited for a transfer. I had one goal during the short stay: Photograph the famed, wig-filled Sun Sphere. As you can see, I achieved this grand goal.
Sadly, though, given my tight schedule, I could do little else. I can only say that what I saw points to Knoxville as quite a nice place--clean, warm, friendly, and surprisingly "cosmopolitan" . . . although I did have trouble finding a copy of the New York Times, even in the "New York Deli" downtown.