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The Wanderer

Submitted by Ben Butler

Client: Renasant Convention Center

Location: Memphis, TN, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $400,000

Project Team


Ben Butler

Design assist

UAP Company


Inspired by geological surveys of the Mississippi River’s meander belt, The Wanderer tracks the path of the river over time, with each layer of the sculpture representing roughly a century of change. The stacking of the layers in space reveals the surprisingly dynamic and fluid nature of this vital natural resource. Commissioned by the Renasant Convention Center, City of Memphis and UrbanArt Commission