Sure, they say home is where the heart is. And for Detroit artist Mike Kelley, his childhood house is a source of inspiration to give back to the city where he grew up.
"Mobile Homestead" is Kelley's public art exhibit-slash-personal project that aims to bring attention to the condition of Detroit today.
Kelley's created a replica of his old house in Westland, a neighborhood that once housed workers for the "Big 3" automakers (Ford. Chrysler and GM). The mobile home will make a long journey through historic parts of the city, starting in midtown and finally settling down early next year back in Westland,next to the Kelley original. There, it will act as a permanent community outreach center.
Spreading art and awareness? Talk about the best of both worlds.