project overview

Rock City - Dalstrom Park

The tiles are hand-made glass tiles in curving vines and colorful flowers, surrounded by glass tiles.

This project, by local artist Suzy Hendrix, was produced around the idea of a zen garden and provides a bold dash of color to this urban park. The project consists of two installations, one on the Shelby Drive -side of the park, and one on the Weaver Road-side of the park. Each installation consists of natural boulder forms covered in mosaic tiles. The tiles are hand-made glass tiles in curving vines and colorful flowers, surrounded by glass tiles.  The installations also serve as trail-head markers, and are set in raked concrete that resembles a meditation garden.

 

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.