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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Billy Tripp's Mindfield


Brownsville, Tennessee

Yesterday I mentioned about sometimes asking myself "Why did I come see this?"  Well this is one I really did ask that question.  But you just never know until you arrive.
This guy is definitely a few degrees off center. 

The view from across the street. 

He's got some message he wants to get across to you, but whatever that message is I don't know except that not all of his groceries are packed in the same bag.






Here is a message almost lost among all the steel work.  I didn't see it.  
It didn't matter as I wasn't wandering around in his "mindfield".


The view from the back of the lot. 


I don't think the residents of Brownsville think that much of this but the birds like it.  
This was the only part that made me feel good about being here.


Lots of places to build your home.


The poor barber in front must have had some problems in the past. 


Coming to Brownsville wasn't a total waste for I did get to see the movable hen house.
Click here for that post.



13 comments:

Carole M. said...

oh ... so it's some kind of amusement park right? Must be in a commercial zone to get away with this? (I was amused)

s.c said...

Looks a bit like Watts towers in L.A. or the castle from the french postmen Ferdinand Cheval by building their dream palaces. Interesting.

biebkriebels said...

What is this? Somebody's dream come true?

Anonymous said...

what in the... crazy and interesting in one place for sure!

Jo's World said...

Here is a good Twilight Zone thing:
You are walking along, looking up high at all the names on top, and the very highest one is

YOUR NAME!

(cue Twilight Zone theme!)

Jo

MarkD60 said...

Yeah, a few degrees off center. It pops into my head that this artist would make a good next US President.

Red said...

The next time you go back talk to this guy. I would really like to see what he's all about. He's gone to tremendous effort to produce this. He has a sense of humor. He doesn't seem like he's scary. I wonder how he got permission from the town to erect this stuff.Interesting post.

TexWisGirl said...

to each his own, but i'd surely hate to be one of his neighbors.

Randy said...

That is alot to take in but very cool.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

How do you even find these places? They're not on the map. Do you just ask locals. Unbelievable!

Felicia said...

Ok, well that was ummm, yes
that was....ahhhhhhh. Ok, I give up, I like the movable hen house lots better. Sorry.

Felicia

Beth said...

Billy and his work are very well received by most here in Brownsville. You can read the story behind the Mindfield at the link below. Billy is usually around and would probably be glad to talk.

https://sites.google.com/site/billytripp/

Anonymous said...

dear John,

oh that's interesting! The guy is very well known for its art!

greetings synke