Artist Tom Fruin

A few years ago I remember seeing an amazingly stunning photo of a kaleidoschopic water tank made of glass that was put on display in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The tank was created by artist Tom Fruin and sat on top of a building for a year.  Not only was this piece reflective, and masterful but it also represented something big.  It was built for The Water Tank Project. The Water Tank Project is a NYC based project that helps shed light on the water shortages and importance around the world.  Film maker Mary Jordan spent time in Africa and witnessed life with contaminated and sparse water supplies. She promised to spread the word through any means possible. If you’ve ever been to NYC then you know that water tanks are abundant across the city scape. I’ve always appreciated the juxtaposition of these old wooden structures against the modern glass and steel of the future.  Ms Jordan has commissioned artists to create masterpieces on water tanks to spread awareness of the importance of water in our future.

A Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank Project

Mr Fruin’s water tank is made of salvaged plexiglass and a steel frame.  I wish all water tanks looked like his.A Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank ProjectA Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank ProjectA Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank ProjectA Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank Project

Here’s another one of Tom Fruin’s piece’s, entitled Kolonihavehus.  BEAUTIOUS!

A Bolt of Blue - Tom Fruin : the Water Tank Project

Check out more work from Tom Fruin here!

*Photo credits via Tom Fruin and Richard Banat

 

 

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