Tom Fruin is an American sculptor who often works with reclaimed and discarded materials. His plexiglas and steel patchwork series, Icon, features scavenged, reclaimed, and recycled materials constructed into sculptural tributes to architectural icons around the world. The series began in Copenhagen with Kolonihavehus in 2010, and most recently includes Watertower, mounted high upon a water tower platform transforming the DUMBO skyline. The series can be seen as a three-dimensional evolution of Fruin’s found drug-bag quilts and flags for which he is well known.
Fruin’s most recent contribution to public art in New York City, is the 50 foot tall neon and scavenged signage sculpture HOTEL on the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Tom Fruin was born in Los Angeles, California and attended University of California at Santa Barbara, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The name of this PROJECT is : Reflection/Kolonihavehus – More details