FOREST OF LIGHT

by Miryam Muller in ,


‘Forest of Light’ is an incredible new outdoor lighting by UK light artist Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, USA. The installation consists of 20,000 stems of light strewn along a one kilometer path that winds through the gardens. Below the stems, the fibre optics trail along the ground, much like woodland roots. The large orbs that sit atop each acrylic stem are clear, so the fibres can be seen clearly, curled within a tendril. 100 watt colour-changing halogen projectors will be outfitted with hand-painted rotating color wheels, so thateach orb emits a different he.

On his creations, Munro said; “The unmatched beauty of longwood gardens inspired me in so many ways, creating works that speak to the landscape but also enhance the natural beauty of the gardens was an exciting artistic challenge. I hope that guests will see in these works the beauty of melding light and the landscape to become one.”