Photo Gallery | 'Blue Planter Kids' sit near V&E Greenline
They're called "Big Kids," the blue figures that you see lying down or sitting on a hill that backs up to North Parkway.
The permanent sculptures, that also serve as planters, were unveiled during April 2011.
Big Kids was the brainchild of Rhodes student Graham Smart, who came up with the idea for his public art class.
At the beginning of the spring semester, the Vollintine Evergreen Community Association had each student submit proposals for sculptures to be placed on the greenline. Smart's idea was chosen, but all 18 students in the class built the sculptures.
Smart, a 20-year-old studio art and English literature major, said the sculptures reflect the relationship between the Memphis community and the V&E Greenline.
The sculptures have a foam interior that has been sanded and coated with a weatherproof spray. Flower planters are carved into the sculptures' heads.