Sunday, September 13, 2009

Salvaging old wood from Detroit

Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld will be in Detroit for a week to salvage colored wood from abandoned buildings in the Detroit area. Kraaijeveld builds monumental modern icons out of used wood in its original colors. He finds his wood in dumpsters, old buoildings, city dumps and along the shores all over the world. And now in Detroit MI.

He will build three ´Icons of Hope´ with the Detroit wood, back in his studio in Holland. The pieces will be exhibited in 2010 and then sold. All the proceedings will return to the Detroit Unreal Estate Project.

For Kraaijeveld, it will be an inspiring adventure to hunt for wood in Detroit. ´And it feels good to help the Detroit community as a thank you for that adventure´.

his site:

Below Kraaijveld presents us some of his recent work:




1 comment:

Christina (Perfect Laughter) said...

I love the lettering on the bottom of the page! How come it's hidden all the way down there? It would make a great top banner.