Nashville, Tennessee: Big Dripping Bird

Imagine a mockingbird the size of a hippopotamus made of mirrored metal that appears to be melting. "Reflection," a 2012 work by artist Lawrence Argent.

Address:
Shelby Ave., Nashville, TN
Directions:
Northeast of the city in Shelby Park. Enter the park from Shelby Ave. at S. 20th St., then continue on Shelby Ave. until you see a lake on the left. Turn left to follow the lake, and the statue will be ahead on the right.
Admission:
Free
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Big Dripping Bird

In Shelby Park, across from Sevier Pond, there is a giant sculpture of a dripping silver bird. Easy access and nice shaded area for lunch. Also hidden down a path near the Shelby Parks Recreation Center is a "healing" cave spring with foundations of a colonnade. It's rumored that Jesse James hid here for a while. Nice park folly remains: a mushroom-shaped structure.

[Kara Gee, 09/07/2016]

The bird, officially titled "Reflection," is made of mirrored metal that appears to be melting. It's an oversized mockingbird. Sculpted by Lawrence Argent in 2012. August 2017: Photo added.


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