Billy Tripp - Part 2Brownsville, Tennessee

~Tripp 2

A slideshow containing images by photographer Fred Scruton.

Southeast Region


Billy Tripp (b. 1955)

The Mindfield Cemetery

Art Type or Medium: Environment/Installation

Status: active

Viewable: yes

Secular or Religious: Secular

Written in bridge trusses, i-beams and other re-purposed industrial materials, Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Cemetery, begun in 1989, is a monumental display of his life’s story and experiences. He climbs the 125 foot height un-tethered and expects to continue expanding the Mindfield’s already block-long footprint until he’s physically unable. A fan of travel writer William Least Heat-Moon, the author gave Billy the metal canoe used to navigate through parts of his 1997 book River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

Salvaged boat outside Billy Tripp's studio
Salvaged boat outside Billy Tripp’s studio
Water tower donated by the city of Brownsville
Water tower donated by the city of Brownsville

Two planned additions planned for the Mindfield (photos: 2019)

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