50,000 Twinkling Light Stems Installed Right Across A Desert Is A Remarkable Sight

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These immerse light installations are like scenes from a fairytale. Known for his vast and immersive light-based installations of all sizes and covering all-kinds of landscapes, British artist Bruce Munro has brought to us a new large-scale project that he says is inspired from his interest in shared human experience.

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In his past projects, Munro has created both monumental and intimate installations in deserts, ponds, gardens, fields, and even inside buildings. This most recent one, which is part of a series called Field of Light, was installed in Uluru, Australia. The piece was inspired by his first visit to the Red Desert in Uluru, in 1992. He was fascinated by the energy, heat and brightness of the desert landscape. Field of Light is the embodiment of this experience.

“I wanted to create an illuminated field of stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would burst into bloom at dusk with gentle rhythms of light under a blazing blanket of stars” Munro says.

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To make the installation come alive, Munro uses more than 50,000 light stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres. They cover a surface area that is equivalent to four football pitches.

During his trip, he felt a compelling connection to the energy, heat and brightness of the desert landscape, and as he notes on his website, “Field of Light is the embodiment of that experience.”

More photos of stunning installations by Bruce Munro follow.

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