Voyageurs as a walk through installation.
The first westerners came to what is now Detroit by canoe on the lakes and rivers with Indian guides.
10' long x 4' wide, suspended 6' above the floor
rebar, wire, fencing, deconstructed T-shirts, cables
A walk-through space where visions from ancestors past are summoned to guide us into the future. For millennia, indigenous tribes crossed the Great Lakes in canoes to meet and trade in the area now called Detroit. The early French explorers followed their path to open the territory to the west. In the last century people came from around the world to work in the vastly productive automobile plants in Detroit. The automobile, an individual traveling machine, defined the way of life in our region for a hundred years. Now that time is coming to an end and in the spirit of the Voyageurs, we must look for new territory, new sustenance and new pathways to follow.