Detroit Denim owner Brenna Lane and Botanical Artist Lisa Waud’s Month of Design installation in a New Center neighborhood park offers a space for nutritive thought upon grassy mounds, observing a flowing oceanic field of blue fabric. This installation will open officially to the public at 12noon on Sept. 4 and remain on view through Sept. 30. Visit www.lisawaud.com/detroit-month-of-design for pogramming details.
This outdoor, open-air installation uses the leftover remnants from the production of thousands of hospital gowns that were made by various cut-and-sew manufacturers around Michigan as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In March, when Brenna’s business had to adapt to survive the impacts of Covid19, she felt called to carve out a time and place for the rest necessary to continue forward.
As the anxiety of Coronavirus was compounded by a global movement toward racial equity, Lisa and Brenna were inspired to create a space that would support and sustain the hard work ahead.
After observing neighborhood children enthusiastically playing on piles of wood chips, Lisa was inspired to explore elements of elevation for an installation. Sharing her interest with Brenna, the two realized their common fascination with mound structures as land art and placemaking tools, and wanted to bring the experience to Detroit.
Built on lots purchased from the Detroit Land Bank, the space of calm reflection will open to the public for programing and individuals on Saturday, September 5th and remain a public park permanently.