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Artist turns New York detritus into works of art

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Artist turns New York detritus into works of art

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A New York watertower turned work of art by the artist Tom Fruin, he used 1000 pieces of colourful scrap plexiglas to create the art.
The sculpture simply titled “Watertower” is mounted on top of a building in the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Dumbo.

The “Watertower” is part of a work in progress where Fruin gathers trash from a neighbourhood to create a collage that becomes a symbol of the area.
Illuminated by sunlight during the day and six 300 watt lamps at night the artwork can be seen from the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and in Lower Manhattan. It opened to the public on June 7 and will remain so for one year only.