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These Beautiful Rainbow Stained Glass Houses Have Popped Up In Meatpacking

By Claire Leaden

These Beautiful Rainbow Stained Glass Houses Have Popped Up In Meatpacking

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin has done it again!

You’ve probably already admired the sculptor’s beautiful colored glass water tower in Brooklyn Bridge Park, or his lovely Kolonihavehus house in North Brooklyn Farms.

And now, he has created seven brand new stunning sculptures at Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District!

“Bombora House” is the latest in Fruin’s Icon series, which features everyday objects “reimagined and reinterpreted in steel, colored acrylic glass, and specialized lighting.” This installation features one large, illuminated house flanked by smaller “satellite” house sculptures. They are all made from colored acrylic glass, which gives them a stained glass-like appearance.

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The name of the exhibition apparently comes from fellow artist Melinda Brown, who called her home on the corner of 13th Street and Ninth Avenue “Bombora House.” It’s named after a certain wave that Austrailian surfers pursue, where she is from.

“Bombora refers to a large wave with its own frequency. Surfers will wait for the Bombora to roll in,” she explained to the Meatpacking District. “It’s a large wave at the end of a set of waves, same rhythm, different frequency or same frequency, different rhythm. It brings the fish in!”

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Fruin said with the works he wants to capture “the unique and special energy that he first discovered as a young artist and pay homage to the neighborhood where he spent much of his time.”

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You can view the colorful houses now through April 2021, 24 hours a day, in Gansevoort Plaza at 38 Gansevoort St. in Meatpacking.

And look out for a text prompt, which will trigger a fun light-up reaction from the installation!

featured image source: Instagram / @carlis.nyc

In other news: Stroll Through These Glowing ‘Spotlights’ At Flatiron’s New Socially Distant Holiday Art Installation

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