Sous la Mer Joie de Vie

Inside the Fremont Aqua Adventure Water Park, 40500 Paseo Padre Parkway.

"Sous la Mer Joie de Vie" (Under the Water Life is Joy) is a Trompe L'Oeil Mural (deceptively real painting) of swimmers by artist John Pugh. Mr. Pugh attended California State University at Chico, received his BA in 1983, and was awarded their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. He has received numerous public and private commissions in U.S., Taiwan, and New Zealand. His particular mural style inspired the term, "Narrative Illusionism." In his website statement, Pugh says, "It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked."

Owned by City of Fremont.