This summer, Brooklyn residents were blessed with a sneak peak of what is sure to be next year’s most exciting public art work. Set for Spring 2013, Word Above the Street, a new york based non-profit group, plans to collaborate with a variety of artists (Andy Goldsworthy, Fab 5 Freddy, and Jay-Z to name a few) to paint, tag, graffiti, and adorn new york city’s ancient water towers. The Water Tank Project, as it’s called, aims to bring awareness to new york’s water conservation initiative and will ultimately change New York’s beloved rooftop skyline for the better.
Those living in DUMBO park, however, have gotten a chance to see some water tower art this summer, courtesy of Tom Fruin’s mosaic, plexiglass, sculpture entitled WaterTower. The project is entirely of his own and marks the fourth installation of the Icon series that transforms “scavenged, reclaimed, and recycled materials into sculptural tributes.” Needless to say, Brooklynites are definitely impressed by the massive masterpeice, and welcome the sparkly new art addition down under the manhattan bridge overpass.
As of yet, Tom Fruin is not signed as one of the artists to debut in The Water Tower Project, but for more information on Word Above the Street or Tom Fruin’s work visit their website.
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