Tom Fruin’s Houses: From Sea to Shining Sea
From Sea to Shining Sea is a public art exhibit by Tom Fruin, a Brooklyn based artist, consisting of two colorful houses on display on Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. Made of plexiglass and steel, these houses have doors that allow viewers to walk in and through them, making for a really fun interactive experience. These are on display through September 2022 in case you get a chance to visit.
These houses are part of Tom Fruin’s ICON series, which features everyday structures like houses, water towers, windmills, etc made of found plexiglass and reclaimed steel, and are on display around the world from Detroit to Buenos Aires. The series began in 2010 with the creation of Kolonihavehus, which you can see below.
Both houses have different color profiles and views based on their location, here is the first one titled Kolonihavehus-
And here is the second one called Hi 5 Taxicab.