Mammoth Cave, KY –  As part of the new visitor center exhibits at Mammoth Cave National Park, artist Matthew Gray Palmer has created a tactile representation of a selection of  passages in the vicinity of the Historic Tour route at the cave.  “The goal of the piece is to allow people to get a sense of the complexity of the cave” says Rick Toomey, Director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning.  “Visitors are able to see and/or feel how the cave has passages at different levels which cross over and under each other in a complex manner.  They can also get a sense that cave passages vary in size and shape.”  The scale of the sculpture is approximately 1:900 and depicts approximately four miles of cave passages.

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