Beauty In Decay: THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT, DETROIT

 

“I began to see beauty in the ugliness.”

- Tyree Guyton, from Come Unto Me:  The Faces of Tyree Guyton, 1999

 

 

Commencing in 1986, The Heidelberg Project is Detroit native Tyree Guyton’s brain x soul child.

 

A once forgotten slick of tar in a neighbourhood left to die, Heidelberg St. has become an entity unto itself.

 

Heart + Engagement / Urban Decay  =  Heidelberg / Beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought The Heidelberg Project was dismantled and laid to rest years ago due to complaints and enforcement of a Detroit city bylaw regarding public trash. I was happy to read via Dangerous Minds that I was mistaken. (Thanks to Danny Rollingstone for the link).

 

Check out The Heidelberg Project and Tyree Guyton here.

 

Beauty In Decay: THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT, DETROIT

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