detroit and the heidelberg project

"Never doubt that a small group of dedicated citizens can CHANGE THE WORLD. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
---Margaret Mead

Driving into the Heidelberg Project in Detroit was a "crossing over" experience. I have never seen an art installation quite like this one. Tyree Guyton, its creator, using everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. It is now in it's 24th year!

Tyree Guyton asked if I would like to contribute to the project. I happily agreed, not knowing what he had in mind. He asked me to add a dot to the house. After I finished, he asked what I was feeling as I painted the dot. I told him I felt whole, complete, connected, hopeful (with the color of green) and just a sense of well being. I guess that was the "point" of the "Dotty Wotty" house as it symbolizes the unity of all people.

Tim Burke's House and Gallery

The Heidelberg Project from Laura Kuster on Vimeo.