“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