Project Overview

I Am Rocket Man - Hollywood Library

Shooting for the stars and the moon, the work was inspired by the artwork of vintage comic books like Flash Gordon. The mural utilizes 20,000-25,000 hand-colored tiles, installed by Hendrix with help from Central High School students.

 

About the Artist

Suzy Hendrix

Travel is her muse. Her inspiration comes directly from that.  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.

Suzy Hendrix believes in the healing power of art to bring people together at a fundamental level.

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, Suzy 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.

"I believe in the healing power of art. I believe art brings people of different walks together; together at a fundamental level. I believe that when an underprivileged child perceives beauty in his own environment, then that child will know beauty. If he does not see beauty, he knows not of the existence of beauty and art. Public art enriches communities and invites value and pride. I enjoy creating site specific art and placing them in locations in need of beauty; hospitals, public parks, temples of worship."