Home construction is nothing new in Lake Nona. Last week, however, a house of a new color was built in town. This “home” is a kaleidoscope of plexiglass designed by Brooklyn sculptor, Tom Fruin. His latest rendering of public art stands next door to Canvas Restaurant and Market in the Laureate Park Village Center.
The glass house is the latest in Fruin’s ongoing ICON Series, which have
displayed in Brooklyn, New York and across Europe. The glass houses
celebrate overlooked landmarks, taking cues from reclaimed urban design,
American folk art and the spiritual qualities of stained glass. Like
the others, this house is designed to capture the sense of its intended
Fruin’s work is a complimentary addition for Lake Nona’s public arts endeavors. Combined
with The Beacon and Code Wall, which have already helped define the
space of the Lake Nona Town Center, Fruin’s glass house adds another
interactive, conceptual – and beautiful – icon to our community’s expressive landscape.