Project Overview

Double Take - Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Drawing on a strong sense of color, texture and space, Alonzo Davis and Pinkney Herbert envisioned an entry that captures the spirit of the library as a place of intrigue, fancy and language. Their design, titled Double Take, creates a maze-like design that mirrors itself on each side of the vestibule floor.


About the Artists

Alonzo Davis & Pinkney Herbert

Alonzo Davis and Pinkney Herbert, both Memphis-based visual artists, were selected to collaborate on the floor design of the entryway of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  Alonzo Davis has work as a public artist for over twenty years and has competed projects throughout the country in a variety of mediums. Pinkney Herbert has also established a thriving career as a Memphis-based artist. Herbert has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN;  and the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN.