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'watertower' by tom fruin, 2012, found plexiglas, steel, bolts, 25 x 10 x 10 feet, images by robert banat courtesy the artist
tom fruin has just unveiled his newest kaleidoscopic structural installation 'watertower' for his series 'icon'. the brooklyn artist has built a 25 by 10 foot tall water tank formed from almost 1,000 colorful salvaged plexiglass pieces gathered from all over NYC. the work has been constructed atop building 20 jay street, near the east river waterfront in brooklyn.
the sculpture is illuminated by natural light during the day, while from sunset to sunrise an ardunio-controlled light show, designed by ryan holsopple, is conducted inside the work. the illuminated, colored glass work will be on show from june 7th, 2012, remaining on exhibition until the following june.
shown above is fruins', 'kolonihavehus' located in the open riverfront plaza
of the royal danish library in copenhagen, denmark, the installation largely resembles the form of a simple house clad in a vibrant and complex skin of plexiglass squares and steel framing.
tom fruin welding panels of the house at the danish art workshop