Capturing the Creative Extreme in Detroit

At first glance, Danae and I appear to be two friends excited for Christmas.  Here we are admiring the trees at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

That, however, was the one shot someone else took.  Upon review of my shots, I realized that I strayed from capturing the mainstream, and instead, was drawn to the eccentric.

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oh, the beauty of Eastern Market

A short drive away, you’ll find The Heidelberg Project.  At first a protest for the dilapidation of a neighborhood, it’s now home to thousands of visitors a year.

It struck me silent.

Over the last 25 years, there has been both world-praise and dissention over the Heidelberg Project (read about it here).  Of course, everything has layers of meaning.  The layer of dots consuming the street struck me the most.   They are representative of jellybeans- all similar and different at the same time.  You need to go experience this for yourself- this abstract representation of diverse and vibrant colors all melding together in a meaningful, somehow beautiful way.

Oh, and Happy Christmas to all!

2 thoughts on “Capturing the Creative Extreme in Detroit

  1. I am beyond glad that you were able to experience a unique and creative side of Detroit. Thanks for coming to the “D”!! Can’t wait for you to come back…there is a lot more to show you 🙂

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