Camouflage House at Hendry's Beach

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Camouflage House at Hendry's Beach
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By Ronald Williams

A temporary public sculpture, the "Camouflage House," debuted at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park on June 30. This unusual work of art, created by UCSB alumnus Tom Fruin, is meant to offer the community an opportunity for reflection and meditation during the time of Covid-19.

A kaleidoscopic pattern of welded steel, salvaged signage, and reclaimed acrylic scraps, the   project is supported by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission in partnership with the County Community Services Department's Office of Arts and Culture and Parks divisions.

"The House sculpture can be seen as a place of refuge and a stand in for our hope moving forward. Its shape is a generalization of a home while its dramatic coloration is the opposite of camouflage - it is an act of standing out with warmth and brilliance," states Fruin.

Following its tenure at Arroyo Burro Beach, the work will travel to Elings Park for long-term viewing.

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ChemicalSuperFreak Jul 12, 2020 04:03 PM
Camouflage House at Hendry's Beach

Stained glass is a beautiful artform and I'm glad to see it still employed. Sainte-Chapelle in Paris is the finest example of this, and if you're fortunate to have been in that cathedral you'll know what I'm talking about.

ESL_teacher Jul 13, 2020 11:55 AM
Camouflage House at Hendry's Beach

Seeing the stained glass in the cathedral in Leon, Spain, was an even more amazing experience for me than at the Sainte Chapelle.

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