The Receptor

Tamsie Ringler


Touhy Park

Across from the Clark Street firehouse in Touhy Park, The Receptor, a 10-ton cast concrete abstract sculpture, depicts the iris of the human eye and the photoreceptor cones that enable vision. It first appeared in Chicago at the 2005 Navy Pier Walk sculpture exhibition. Following the Navy Pier exhibition, the Receptor made its way to Oak Park, Illinois, where the village displayed it in one of its local parks until 2007. At this time, the Touhy Park Advisory Council learned that the sculpture was looking for a new home and convinced Oak Park to donate the sculpture to Touhy Park where it was installed in 2009.

Date Completed:
Cast in 2005; Installed in 2009


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