Visit

Hours: 6am – 11pm daily

Directions

Parking: Blue lot (paid); Green lot; Witherspoon Street (south side only; metered)


About

Nestled in the heart of Waterfront Park in the 200 block of Witherspoon is the sculpture Tetra, created by sculptor Charles O. Perry. The sculpture was commissioned by the children and grandchildren of Sarah Shallenberger Brown in honor of her 85th birthday. Brown was one of Waterfront Park’s earliest benefactors and a funder of the original Waterfront Master Plan.

Tetra sculpturePerry’s large-scale and mathematically-inspired works are located all over the world, including “Continuum,” which stands in front of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C, and “Continuum II” at the Marina Center Holdings Building in Singapore.

Perry began his career as an architect, and began sculpting at night in a garage. In 1964, he won the Prix de Rome, an award that sent him to study sculpture at the American Academy in Rome, where he stayed for the next 14 years to practice architecture and make large-scale works of sculpture that drew inspiration from the geometry inherent in natural forms.