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