Discovery Green will dazzle with a captivating art installation by internationally recognized artist Bruce Munro. Field of Light will be showcased along the park's Brown Promenade from Nov. 22 through Feb. 8, 2015.
Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale. His practice is a mediation of memory and of moments of shared human connection, and incorporates a fascination for components and an inventive urge for reuse. The Discovery Green Field of Light comprises 4,550 radiant, frosted glass spheres atop slender stems connected by illuminated fiber optic. The spheres and stems wait quietly until dusk and then bloom with gentle rhythms of colored light as darkness falls over the park.
Field of Light at Discovery Green will be the artist's first Southwest and fifth United States installation. It is also the first time that the installation will be presented in an urban American environment, interacting with the lights of the city. An integral part of the installation's realization, a team of two installers will work with volunteers contributing more than 200 hours to install Field of Light over a six day period.