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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Field of Light by Bruce Munro

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 08:29 AM PST

Acclaimed lighting artist Bruce Munro is bringing his Field of Light to the Holburne Museum in Bath from 26 November 2011 to 8 January 2012.

Field of Light at the Holburne Museum will consist of 5,220 of acrylic stems, each crowned with a frosted sphere and linked with fiber-optic cable- planted in the grounds of the Museum and flowing into the Garden Cafe. To be lit by a colour projector, the result is quite magical, as both colour and light flow through the bulbs to create a uniquely captivating experience.

The Field of Light was inspired nearly twenty years ago while Munro traveling in Australia Red Desert. He became transfixed by the way in which the barren dessert would burst into bloom after rainfall. Field of Light too lies dormant during the hours of day light, but when darkness falls the bulbs flower with gentle rhythms of light and patterns of colour.

The light installation at the time of Christmas season will let visitors & residents around Bath to enjoy the magical experience as a number of bulbs will cascade across the front lawn of the Museum. Bruce Munro says, "I'll be happy if it makes people smile at Christmas time." 

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