Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Big Fish of Aromas
The next time you're in Aromas, about 18 miles to the west of Hollister, check out the huge, cheerful, colorful fish hanging out in the Aromas Town Square Park. It's bound to put a smile on your face.
The mosaic fish made up of smaller fishes was created by over 200 Aromas residents and friends. The story goes that the Aromas Fraternal Order of Eagles thought it would be a great idea to have public art on display in the community park. So, naturally, the Eagles approached the Aromas Hills Artisans. They brainstormed and brainstormed. Then, pop! Big Fish in a Small Town.
The perfect idea was inspired from a trip Aromas artist and resident Tina Baine took to the Camcheon Culture Village in Busan, Korea where she saw an art display of a big fish made up of smaller fishes that looked like the big fish's scales. The art project began in November, 2014.
Residents gathered at community events, such as the Aromas Grange Breakfast, and at community venues, such as Aromas School, as well as at homes to paint little fishes. On April 12, 2015, the gorgeous Big Fish was installed in the Aromas Town Square Park, across from Aromas Library.
To see more photos of the Big Fish in a Small Town, check out this page at the Aromas Hills Artisans website. Also, check out this interesting article by Tina Baine about the Big Fish project and the inspiration behind it.
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