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Bruce Munro ‘Plants’ Thousands of Light Bulbs to Make Artwork

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Good art uses light to its advantage. British artist Bruce Munro, who specializes in large-scale installations, took this notion and ran with it. For the last several years, he’s been traveling around the world creating intricate webs of light bulbs with ever-changing colors. From deserts to gardens, Munro has taken his “Field of Light” installation to Australia; Mexico; the United Kingdom; and the United States (Arizona, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas). Take a look at one his installations in Bath, England, below. At the bottom of the piece, watch a video of Munro discussing his inspiration and his installation in Tennessee.

 

Glass spheres are illuminated in Bruce Munro's latest installation 'Field of Light' in the grounds of the Holbourne Musuem. It consists of over 5,000 bulbs of light, threaded with fibre optic cables and planted in the grounds of the Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Glass spheres are illuminated in Bruce Munro’s latest installation ‘Field of Light’ in the grounds of the Holbourne Musuem. It consists of over 5,000 bulbs of light, threaded with fibre optic cables and planted in the grounds of the Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Ed Manders makes final adjustments to lighting artist Bruce Munro's latest installation 'Field of Light' in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Ed Manders makes final adjustments to lighting artist Bruce Munro’s latest installation ‘Field of Light’ in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Ed Manders makes final adjustments to lighting artist Bruce Munro's latest installation 'Field of Light' in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Ed Manders makes final adjustments to lighting artist Bruce Munro’s latest installation ‘Field of Light’ in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Lighting artist Bruce Munro's installation 'Field of Light' is seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Lighting artist Bruce Munro’s installation ‘Field of Light’ is seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
People look at lighting artist Bruce Munro's installation 'Field of Light,' seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
People look at lighting artist Bruce Munro’s installation ‘Field of Light,’ seen in the grounds of the Holbourne Museum. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)