The Heidelberg Project: a small colorful island in a sea of blight

It’s really an amazing thing. one minute your driving down the street through blight and destruction. Then you make a turn and are suddenly in an array of color. The Heidelberg project is the creation of something magical something special. Tyree Guyton started with a lone street, (the street he grew up on) the street was very bleak very grim it was just another blight filled piece of detroit. Guyton however was able to look past that and he used everyday materials to create a  wonderland of color in a bleak surrounding. Guyton has really done something beautiful here, he’s created a light at the end of the tunnel, a reason to crawl toward restoration, he’s given Detroit hope.


5 responses to “The Heidelberg Project: a small colorful island in a sea of blight

  1. Hi!

    I enjoyed these images and I hope things work out well for this project! I recently posted an article, “How Artists act as Urban Pioneers,” on my own blog, at, which used one of the photos (with link and attribution to this post) from this post. I thought you might like to know about it, and see what I wrote.

    Thanks for posting this article and these images! Best wishes to you!

  2. Jim Perkinson

    I am interested in knowing if there is any way to get permission to use the two photos of Heidelberg Project houses show in the posting on Feb 23, 2011, for a chapter I am writing in a book scheduled to be published later this year.

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