Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park Houston
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Tim Bailey Sculpture
The Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park was dedicated to the City of Houston by this generous sculptor in the year 2002.
The marker pictured below gives the dimensions of this sculpture created in 1987 as being ten by 20 by 20 feet.
Artist Tim Bailey
This Cor-Ten steel sculpture is titled “Shady Grove.” It sits in a grove of surrounding trees including Southern Magnolia Trees among other types. Iris were about to bloom the year I took these photos.
Interestingly Tim Bailey is not only an artist but also a blacksmith. He gets to combine business with pleasure that way. I use the word “pleasure” because it is always gratifying when art is created to the satisfaction of the artist.
In reading his bio, he is also a certified welding inspector. In the past, he taught sculpture classes at North Harris County Community College.
Sculptures in Eleanor Tinsley Park
I did not realize until recently that this sculpture honors victims of crime. Pavers in the ground depict service organizations committed to helping those local crime victims. Steel, as a medium symbolically suggests toughness and resistance to whatever may occur in life.
The Tolerance Sculptures in Eleanor Tinsley Park take on additional significance knowing now the interpretation of the Tim Bailey sculpture. The other significant piece of sculptural art in Eleanor Tinsley Park is the voluptuous bronze one by Henry Moore.
The photo below shows the parking lot we used when visiting the sculptures in Eleanor Tinsley Park. Now it is no longer accessible. However, the good news is that many more metered parking spaces have been created all along this park. Thus, it is much easier to access this recreational area near downtown Houston.
Location of Eleanor Tinsley Park: 18-3600 blocks along Allen Pkwy., Houston, Texas 77019.