Friday, October 23, 2009

Treasure from Trash

In my trip to Detroit last month, I was just awestruck at one man's way of expressing his life change. I'm not sure what this place is called but it's pure art and it has a strong message.A man torn by drugs and alcohol finds a way out and as difficult as this transformation is, shares it with those who are still in its clutches. In the heart of the inner city where homelessness, prostitution, addiction and crime is rampant, is a "living space museum".Putting together scraps of metal and wood, he made homes into giant dramatic works of art.

Our guide to this strange drive through was missionary and songwriter Ed Conlin who is a lay brother from Servants of the Word. His life is dedicated to help rebuild the lives of the people of Detroit who have "lost their way".
This is the first time I've seen street art this huge. It's quite powerful the way it is. My apologies for some of the pictures being so blurry. I wish I could have had more time to really look through them all but we had to rush to our next destination.







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