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Elaborate Sculptures Made of Debris Have Cropped Up in Detroit's Former Industrial Hubs

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All photos courtesy of Scott Hocking via <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/205716/building-monuments-amid-detroits-modern-day-ruins/">Hyperallergic</a>
All photos courtesy of Scott Hocking via Hyperallergic

For Detroit-based multimedia artist and sculptor Scott Hocking, the embattled city's past triumphs and present challenges are subjects ripe for artistic exploration. His work explores this notion by using dislodged bricks, chunks of concrete, and other architectural debris at some of Detroit's decaying urban landmarks to create towering, puzzle-like monuments inside these same former centers of industrial prowess. Works like his "Ziggurat," made of 6,201 found blocks (to be precise), set in the Fisher Body Plant—a former coachbuilder and division of General Motors—nod at both Detroit's history and a more distant one, evoking as it does the pyramids of the ancient world on both sides of the Atlantic. Hyperallergic has the full story.

· Building Monuments Amid Detroit's Modern Day Ruins [Hyperallergic]