Whimsical Art Added to the 50-acre Outdoor Heritage Park

When we reopen our 50-acre outdoor heritage park to the public on June 1, 2020, you will see a new addition that is “out of this world.” The whimsical piece of art, sculpted and donated by John Toras from Marshall County, Ky., is constructed of stainless steel and named Master of the Universe. It features a child holding a spaceship that spins in the wind.

When asked why he named this particular piece the Master of the Universe, John said, “The children of the world today are the future of tomorrow. They can all be the master of the universe one day.” And we couldn’t agree more.

John began applying his skills as a certified pipe fitter and welder to create art in 1977 when he began experimenting with various techniques and methods of welding. He begins most pieces with scrap stainless steel he picks up from a variety of places around his home.

“We often say that you’ll find something inspirational around every corner at Discovery Park,” said Jennifer Wildes, director of exhibits. “Because of all the unique, one-of-kind artifacts on display both inside and out, this artwork fits in very nicely here.”

You can experience a whole display of John’s artwork when we receive more than 15 pieces for an outdoor exhibit that will be open July 1 – Oct. 2, 2020. But until then, come visit our 50 acres of inspiration when we open June 1. We will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for deep cleaning. Purchase your tickets online and save 15% and enjoy no-touch admission.