We read a book Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art by J.H. Shapiro. We were excited to know that Environmental Artist Guyton's Heidelberg Project originated in nearby Detroit and that he probably visited the Detroit Institute of Art as a kid just like we did! We also found out that his artwork is featured inside of the D.I.A. (Detroit Institute of Art) and the UMMA (University of Michigan Museum of Art) as well as in his neighborhood.
The Kindergartners worked feverishly to assemble sound frames, walls and towers out of scrap box materials in celebration of Tyree Guyton's famous "Dotty Wotty House" and the magical powers of trash!
Here are some of the items that were created from their ideas.