Art and reality: Flint foreclosure sculpture edition

Flint, Michigan — which, I learned, is the place people from Detroit consider depressing — had a design contest to create a public art project.

The winner of the Flat Lot Competition was a piece that was supposed to recognize “an imagined Flint resident … whose family loses his home to foreclosure.” It was supposed to be a home that appears to be floating while reflecting the buildings of downtown Flint. (Gizmodo called it a “Mirrored Memorial to the Foreclosure Crisis.”)

Here’s what it was supposed to look like (click to enlarge):


Annnnnd… here’s what it actually looks like (click to enlarge):

Close enough, right?

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Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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