The Holburne Museum in Bath in the United Kingdom is giving its visitors a new winter experience – and it makes a very cool change from the usual decorative lights we see at this time of year!
Field of Light, the artwork of acclaimed lighting artist Bruce Munro, was yesterday switched on in the grounds of the Museum.
In late October 2008, Bruce Munro and a team of 5 installed the Field of Light on the grassy roof of the visitor’s centre, called the Link Building, at the Eden Project in Cornwall. They worked over three days to install this version of FoL, made of 6,000 acrylic stems through which fibre optic cables run, each crowned with a clear glass sphere. There are 11 external projectors and each one sends different colours down the fibre to it’s circle of stems. The stems themselves hold no electric power at all. The installation covers an area of 60 x 20 meters, using 24, 000 meters of fibre optic cable and is best viewed after dark. It will remain at the Eden Project until the end of March 09.