Art Details

Fat Happies

Artist:  Barrett DeBusk

“art doesn’t have to be serious to be enjoyed”

Location: Corner of Fallbrook Street and Mission Road

Two sculptures dancing on a grass area were loaned to the Village of Fallbrook in May 2008 as part of its Art in Public Places program.  The kids at the nearby Mike Choate Center for Early Childhood Education weren't the only ones enamored with the piece. It became apparent that the people of Fallbrook really loved their happy dancers.  So, Fallbrook Arts leaders decided to launch a grass-roots campaign and purchased the piece. 

About the Artist:  Barrett DeBusk, born 1955 in Austin Texas, has been creating and showing art since his college days at North Texas State University, where he earned his BFA and MFA. Affirming Barrett’s talent of expressing humor is a list of clients that includes Michael Jordan, Tara Lipinski, Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Boosler and Norman Lear. DeBusk works are part of many collections throughout the world including Hilton Hotels, Carnival Cruise Lines, the Reflex Museum in Amsterdam, the American Embassy in Africa and collections in England, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Japan and the United States and in the permanent White House collection.

Donors: Barrett DeBusk, Otis & Linda Heald, Arlyne Ingold, Connie & Dixon Fish, Patricia & Thomas Peterson, Vince Ross and the Community.



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