Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Garden Inspiration: Field of Lights

Field of Light was originally conceived fifteen years ago, when Bruce Munro took a trip through central Australia. The red desert had an incredible feeling of energy; ideas seemed to radiate from it along with the heat. The field of light installation was one idea that landed in Bruce’s sketch book and refused to dislodge from his mind.


Field of Light can be seen at the Eden Project in Cornwall from 1st November 2008 - 31st March 2009. Bruce Munro and five assistants worked over three days to install it on the grass roof of the visitor’s centre, between the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.


It is made of 6,000 acrylic stems, through which fibre optic cables run, each crowned with a clear glass sphere. There are 11 external projectors; the stems themselves hold no electric power at all. The installation covers an area of 60 x 20 meters, using 24, 000 meters of fibre optic cable. It’s best viewed after dark.


Field of Light has also been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Art and Design in London, and under the shadow of an ancient hill in southwest England, in a field of clover bisected by a public footpath.

Visit the field of light website HERE.

6 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

Trip the light Fantastic...!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

teri: LOL! Isn't it magical?!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely pics:)

thecraftbegins said...

OH MY GOODNESS I'm so jealous I really really want to go to that place!!! HOw beautiful!

cabin + cub said...

wow... those pics are so beautiful!

Leigh said...

So beautiful!! I love this :)

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