ARTIST: Myron Gauger
INSTALLATION YEAR: 2015
LOCATION: 515 Wall Street
This striking stone profile of a woman’s head graces the mini-park known as Carolyn’s Point. Chiseled from pink Tennessee marble atop a granite base standing 9-feet-tall, the sculpture is a stately sentinel greeting visitors to downtown Waynesville.
The prized stone — native only to the Appalachians of East Tennessee — was hauled by mule and barge to the U.S. Capitol in the 1850s for staircase balustrades, and turns up in monument architecture from the Lincoln Memorial to the National Gallery of Art.