This was Tyree Guyton’s installation at the Art Detroit X nearly two years ago. It was done near his gallery and studio near Woodward and Peterboro, in Detroit, Michigan.
I helped him put shoes down on Heidelberg street a few times. Once, a group of us went to this dumpster full of shoes, loaded them in a truck. Then we helped put them on the street. Back then, people drove over the shoes. That was a strange sensation.
I liked this one. It was in April 2011. There were quite a few shoes about. In his work, the shoes are usually connected with the homeless people. Respect and appreciate the “unwanted ones.”