Full Circle - Heidelberg Project

 

Full Circle is an installation within Detroit's Heidelberg Project. The piece is composed of two interlocking spirals and stands to embody a foundation for rebirth, while also paying tribute to the scars left in Detroit’s history. It encompasses the entire 30-foot wide empty lot between the two homes that remain standing. One spiral runs counterclockwise, symbolizing entropy, the disorder which Detroit has suffered from and ultimately led to the city’s demise. It coils down from twelve feet high (off the top of one of the houses still standing) and is composed of old car parts, corporate logos, broken furniture and appliances, illustrating a timeline of Detroit’s destruction. A tree stands in the center as a meditative area to ground participants in the present. This reflective area symbolizes a turning point in Detroit’s history. The second spiral curves clockwise, symbolizing rebirth and in turn, the future of Detroit. It starts at the center of the lot and twirls out, composed of plants, bicycle wheels, and windmills, showing that sustainability is the answer for Detroit’s future.