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.
Shelby Ave., Nashville, TN
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.
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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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