project overview

Army and Navy Park Bike Racks and Sculpture    

I intended to create relationships between the artwork and its environment, creating a sense of place within the community 
— Suzy Hendrix

Artist Suzy Hendrix created a series of bike racks and sculptures to add vibrancy to Army and Navy Parks following recent renovations. Entitled Crown, Rain and Flowers, Hendrix drew inspiration from homes located on nearby S. Lauderdale.

Hendrix grew up in a church located in Memphis Heritage Trail (Saint Patrick’s), and says her introduction to Memphis started in this neighborhood. Located on the corner of Dr. M. L. King, Jr Ave. & 4th, she had the opportunity to learn about this community at a young age via classes and events at Saint Patrick’s Center.

 

about the artist

Suzy Hendrix

Suzy Hendrix is often inspired by her travel. She toured Europe, Japan, North Africa, and parts of United States extensively as a saxophonist for an avant garde performance art troupe, Urban Sax.  This travel allowed her to perform in many great architectural wonders of the world; Mont St Michel, Al Haramba, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral of New York. Her love of glass can be traced to a specific moment in time; the Chartes Cathedral of France, where she hung from the bell tower during a performance. Her love of mosaic: perhaps Barcelona, and the great muse that is Prague inspires a love of decorative arts. Her style fluctuates across centuries of muses. Currently based in Memphis, Hendrix believes in the healing power of art to bring people together at a fundamental level. She believes that art is for everyone and that everyone can be, in their own way, an artist.

Suzy Hendrix currently lives in Memphis, TN where she is the principal artist at Rainbow Stained Glass Studio.  In addition to her sculptures at Dalstrom Park, Hendrix has created artwork for Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis Botanical Gardens, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.