Field of Light at Sensorio, by Bruce Munro, Paso Robles, California, USA
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Solar-powered light show. A solar-powered light spectacular
Artist Bruce Munro was camping at Uluru (the Australian monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock) with his family in 1992 when he envisioned the art installation on today's homepage. Called Field of Light, it's on display at an arts venue called Sensorio in Paso Robles in the US state of California, the latest stop in a tour of sites around the world. Visitors will find 58,800 solar-powered spheres, lit by optical fibres that change colour.
When the sun sets, the fibres illuminate, creating a shimmering, interactive landscape in the meadow. The art installation changes a bit at each destination, but as Munro puts it: “The one constant is that it does make people smile." For a taste of his work a little closer to home, another Munro light installation, Time and Place, which includes a field of hay bales with moons projected onto them, is on show at Messums Gallery in Wiltshire, until 26 January.