Flower House was open to the public for one weekend last October. Then the property was ‘deconstructed’ to create a sustainable flower farm. Visitors explored a house filled with floral carpets, leafy walls and ceilings dripping with vines.
The brainchild of Detroit-based florist Lisa Waud, it was one of many projects to grapple with the challenge of revitalizing a struggling city while respecting its complex history.
“When the visitors are gone and the flowers have wilted, the materials will be the first to make up the composting system at the future flower farm,” Waud writes. “While it may seem wasteful to have used them for a brief, artful weekend, the flowers will have been a part of a story being recounted, told and written. Just like the materials in the structures, the flowers will live on as something new and beautiful.”
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