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Posted: June 01, 2015

Florida artist covers house, trees with aluminum foil

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By Zach Dennis

We have seen murals or paintings on houses before, but covering it in aluminum foil is something different.

This is the project started by Tarpon Springs resident and artist Piotr Janowski, who covered both his house and surrouding trees with aluminum foil. It caught the attention of his neighbors who alerted both his landlord and city code enforcement, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Police Sgt. Ed Miller said while both the landlord and code enforcement were alerted, nothing has been found wrong yet.

"A city arborist inspected the trees, some of them also wrapped in foil, and concluded they were not in danger. Code enforcement is still trying to determine if the project is violating any ordinances," he said.

Janowski continues to say that all he is trying to accomplish is making art. 

"This is art," he said. "In their thick, bureaucratic books, I'm sure they have nothing against this."

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Janowski is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has previously been on display at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago. In December, he moved from Vienna to Tarpon Springs and rented a 1,180-square-foot house. He then became infatuated of the sunshine and the shadows of the palm trees, according to Tampa Bay Times.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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