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With Thanksgiving over, it’s finally officially the Christmas season. That means warm clothes, food, and lights. Cities become illuminated with Christmas lights on trees, windows, and just about anything. Christmas lights are so much a part of the season that people compete to transform their houses into giant light displays. Artist Bruno Munro
, however, has put a spin on winter illumination. Rather than creating light we have to look up to, his light art springs from the ground.
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Munro’s Field of Light is an installation at the Holburne Museum in Bath, located in the United Kingdom. The installation spans the entire museum grounds, flowing into the Garden Cafe. While nothing special during the day, the ground transforms into a beautiful changing landscape of light during the night. The Field of Light is comprised of over 5,000 tiny light bulbs planted in the grounds with acrylic stems. They are are threaded with fiber optic cables and lit by a color projector.
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The vibrant and beautiful display shifts colors and creates a gentle glow for visitors. The experience is truly otherworldy for those who can see it firsthand. Munro drew inspiration from the memory of a desert many years ago in Australia. After a rain, the barren land would blossom with color and life. He recreates that wonder for everyone with his installation.
To see more, check out Kuriositas' write up.
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