A dramatic lighti installation inspired by Australia's Red Desert can be seen in Cornwall.
As the artist Bruce Munro explains “I wanted to create a field of light stems, that like the dormant seed in a dry desert would quietly wait until darkness falls, and then under a blazing blanket of southern stars bloom with gentle rhythms of light. One's attention is thus drawn to the nature that surrounds the installation as well as the field of light itself.”
The installation has 6,000 acrylic stems, 11 external projectors - and uses more than 24,000 meters of fibre-optic cable to create the Field of Light
Munro’s Field of Light was first seen at a reduced scale at the V&A Museum in 2004. The Field of Light can be seen at The Eden Project until the end of March 2009 - when if moves to Frome in Somerset.
If you cant' make it to see the exhibition there is a beautiful photograph of the installation in this Months Garden Design Journal by Mark Pickthall