Field of Light: Small Lake
Field of Light was originally conceived in 1992 during a trip I took through the Red Desert in central Australia. Deserts have an incredible feeling of energy and ideas seemed to radiate from them along with the heat. They also have many incongruities: they seem to be infertile, barren places until it rains and they bloom like a veritable Eden. I wanted to create an illuminated field of stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would bloom after darkness falls with gentle rhythms of light under a blazing blanket of stars.
- —7,000 frosted glass spheres
- —7,000 acrylic rods mounted on stakes
- —34.8 mi (56,000 m) bare optic fiber
- —15 metal halide light sources with hand-painted color wheels
- —Each “stem” uses approximately 3.3 watts—or in total 1,950 watts, the equivalent of a large microwave oven.
All materials will be reused in future installations by Munro.
Flora & Fauna