Light
Bruce Munro
Light
Bruce Munro (British, Installation Art, b. 1959): Light, May 24 through November 10, 2013. Site-specific outdoor art installation. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Cheekwood, Tennessee, USA. Photo: © Mark Pickthall. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"Using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber, Munro's fascination with light as an artistic medium has transformed Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens into an enchanting, dream-like landscape. This site-specific exhibition follows a wildly popular U.S. debut at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and has been uniquely designed by the artist to incorporate Cheekwood's gentle hills, expansive views and magnificent gardens. At the center of the exhibition's many installations is the Field of Light, which submerges the viewer within a landscape of 20,000 lighted glass spheres, each rising from the ground on a slender stem ... Notably, the Field of Light that Munro will create at Cheekwood will be his most expansive to date."

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British artist Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience.

... His work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Biennale Kijkduin in Den Hague, the Eden Project in Cornwall, Pratt Institute, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, New York and Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. In the United States he has found that botanical gardens provide the scale his outdoor pieces require.