Artist: Lawrence Argent
Location: Shelby Park, Shelby Ave at S. 20th
Installed fall of 2012, Reflection is located in East Nashville’s Shelby Park. Refection explores Shelby Park’s past, present and future through playful metaphors of reflection. Referencing the former amusement park and the expansive wildlife, specifically the mockingbird, it is within the sculpture’s materials and form that these whimsical reflections come together. The mirrored quality of the mockingbird parallels its natural “mimicking” qualities, while reflecting a new vista within the park. The bird perched, trophy like, is positioned on a piece of carved granite, reflecting the negative of the opposing wall. The opposing wall is carved with a swirling motion that terminates into a hole suggesting curiosity and passage.