Landscape Artist Guyton to discuss Heidelberg Project

April 3, 1995

ANN ARBOR— Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, whose controversial landscape art has been dubbed ” litter” by the Michigan legal system, will discuss his work in the University of Michigan’s Harlow Whittemore Lecture at 7 p.m. April 6 at Rackham Amphitheater.

Guyton, who was found guilty of littering in 1992 after transforming his dilapidated neighborhood into ” living landscape art,” will talk about ” Obstruction of Justice,” his most recent exhibit depicting the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson.

He also will discuss his Heidelberg Project, which now occupies two city blocks, his experiences with the legal system and his resolve to continue his work despite criticism.

“Guyton is uncanny in his ability to take the discards of society and reconstruct them into thought-provoking landscape art,” says Ian Grandison, assistant professor of landscape architecture.

Sponsored by the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment, Guyton’s talk is open to the public. A reception at the Rackham Assembly Hall will immediately follow.

For more information, call Grandison, (313) 665-8970.