“A dismantled, tangled, beautiful metal mess”
“The Mindfield” is the creation and life’s work of Brownsville, Tennessee artist Billy Tripp. The structure was begun in 1989 and will continue to evolve until Billy’s death, at which point it will become the site of his interment. Included in the network of steel are individual pieces representing various events and periods of Billy’s life, especially the death of his father, Rev. Charles Tripp, in 2002. The latest addition, a water tower salvaged from a defunct factory in Western Kentucky, was dismantled, transported to Brownsville, and reconstructed single-handedly by the artist. It now stands as a memorial to Billy’s parents as well as a testimonial to his current life, his belief in the inherent beauty of our world, and the importance of tolerance in our communities and governmental systems.”
Giant eccentric beautiful bizarre labor of love. It looks like a jumble of metal until you get closer and notice all the hidden treasures, from the hanging bathtub to the text up high. Worth the trip!
Really interesting, looks beautiful up close but don't expect to spend any time in the town. Also it's not in the best area with a motel right in front of it. It's definitely an amazing work of art that took a lot of time and love
I have to stop by and see this anytime I'm close. It's always evolving.
Definately something to see!!
Not quite worth the time off the interstate
This was exceptionally weird. It's also in an alley and hard to see - it helped us to find it by Googling "Mindfield" because there's a restaurant nearby that will lead you to the right place; otherwise you might miss it! The metal signage with sayings was my favorite part.
Worth the detour. Be sure to check out the barbershop that is turning itself into a museum. I even got to meet Billy who is is a soft spoken fascinating artist. Check it out.
Interested quick stop when you are on a road trip. There is a restaurant behind/beside it that is poplar named after the display.
Cool place should go pretty far out though in middle of no where
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