7E Guest Artist - Bruce Munro
Field of Light is an enchanting large-scale installation made of optical fibre, blown glass, acrylic and halogen light source. Bruce is a British installation artist who studied fine art at Bristol Polytechnic. In 1992, journeying to Uluru through the Red Desert in central Australia, Munro felt a compelling connection to the energy, heat and brightness of the desert landscape, which he recorded in his ever present sketchbooks. Field of Light is the embodiment of this experience. Munro recalls “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”. Having developed the idea for over a decade the first Field of Light was created in the field behind his family home in Wiltshire.
Thank you Bruce for joining 7E! We’re so happy to have you on board. Happy Holidays to our 7E community.
Photos by: Mark Pickthall