He has inaugurated 6000 different colored flowers in a Pinecrest park, installed with the help of volunteers
His work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Waddesdon Manor, The Rothschild Collection, Buckinghamshire; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Known for his light installations, he beautifies from today until June 2022 the nights of Pinecrest Gardens Park in Miami (Florida) with a work made with 6,000 glass spheres illuminated with fiber optics.
The Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light exhibition and included in the Art Basel Miami Beach fair event schedule features two installations to bring the gardens to life at night with brilliant colors.
This is the artist’s first opportunity to create an outdoor piece for a tropical forest setting and he is satisfied with the result.
Each exhibition space is unique and the size of the space does not matter, but the concept and passion of people for art.
In Pinecrest I found that passion for art and that human warmth (…) and that is why I hope that this exhibition inspires a little hope and joy to all who visit these beautiful gardens
The two installations created by Munro are very different.
Field of Light is situated around a lake, the surface of which is fully illuminated by gently changing red, yellow, blue and white light waves, while the sinuous and exotic Forest of Light is hidden deep within the Lower Garden ( Lower garden).
For me, light is a means of expression and a conduit for sharing thoughts, feelings, and life experiences with others.
During the tour, visitors can walk along a path surrounded by illuminated stems from which they access from the gardens to the natural jungle that surrounds them.
Immersed in tropical splendor, the lighting is reflected in the streams that surround Tortuga Island.
For Munro, the most important thing is to generate emotions through light, beyond creating a majestic and impressive work to behold.
The work begins as a sketch in 1992 as he travels to Uluru through the Red Desert in central Australia.
That trip changes my life completely.
The artist begins to dream of a field of lights that flourishes under the night sky, like the desert after a rain.
The difficulties of life as a single person in a foreign country and then the arrival of the family then get in the way.
He cannot execute the piece until 10 years later when he creates the first field of light – with 50,000 illuminated glass spheres – in the field behind his family’s home in Wiltshire, England.
This is a very important job, because it gives me the opportunity to work as an artist full time for the last 20 years.
From there, Munro exhibits work around the world such as Denmark, Scotland, Mexico and South Korea.
2016, he returns to the same space that inspires him, Uluru, to present his installation.
Munro assures that life has many positive sides and that negative artistic manifestations are ephemeral, since the news and news are responsible for darkening our mornings daily.
I think art has a great way of acting as a behavior to develop a way to help people express their problems without hitting them.
Miami, 4 dic 2021 Agencia (EFE)