Location: Detroit, Michigan
Background: For one weekend, a group of florists decorated an abandoned house in Detroit with living vegetation and materials to pay homage to the families and memories once made within the home.
The house had visible scars to the infrastructure. It was clear, that within the last 10-15 years, the house had experienced a type of abuse from the 4 seasons, and those seeking shelter. The artists taking part in this collaboration however, didn’t want to hide the house’s scars, bumps, and bruises, but rather show the tenderness and homey nature this home once held. The living vegetation helped to paint a lovely picture of the true image of this home, from vegetated paintings on the wall, to a literal flower bed in the bedroom. Each of the rooms in the house stayed true to their original use; the kitchen showcased edible vegetables, the dining room a decorated gathering space, and the bathrooms adorned with moss to mimic carpeting. After the weekend came to a close, the home was to be demolished as a part of the Reclaim Detroit project, and be converted into a flower farm.
Here are some photos from THE FLOWER HOUSE. In case you want to see more- check out their website.