Bombora House by Tom Fruin
Open to the public for observation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Bombora House exhibit by Tom Fruin will look different as the daylight shifts into the evening. The sculptures will be lit from within projecting the multi-color nature of the piece onto Gansevoort Plaza. At night the installation will be illuminated by LEDs with a design created by Ryan Holsopple allowing people to interact with the lighting by texting 347-328-2636. The installation is on display through April 30, 2021.
Tom Fruin is a Brooklyn-based, internationally known sculptor whose work has been featured across NYC. His work can be seen as a celebration of human behavior and everyday life. “If you really want to understand what makes up the fabric of people and places, you often learn all you need to by looking at the floor,” says Fruin of his approach.
The installation “Bombora House,” takes its name from an open expression by Fruin’s fellow artist, friend and inspiration, Melinda Brown. She dubbed the building she lived in on the corner of 13th Street and Ninth Avenue in the heart of the neighborhood, Bombora House. The house was a place where artists would gather to collaborate and create, and its name is a reference to the “outsider wave” prized by surfers.