The Bruce Munro Bottles of light

Even recyclable water bottles can be made into an ethereal art work: is a Bruce Munro idea. This light installation -  comprising sixty-nine glowing towers, made from 15,000 stacked recyclable water bottles filled with 30 tonnes of water, illuminated with fibre optics – was located until 29 September in the Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
Bruce Munro is an installation artist working in light. He is best known for lighting installations such as Field of Light, which was first exhibited at the V&A Museum in 2004. He was born in Salcombe in Devon in 1959 and studied fine art at Bristol Polytechnic. He moved to Australia in 1984, where he created a commercial design company providing advertising signage for corporate clients such as Quantas and Honda. On his return to the UK in 2002 he set up as a lighting designer. In November 2011, a 5,200 stem Field of Light was installed in the gardens at the back of the Holburne Museum in Bath, and remained in place until 8 January 2012.
The small team of lighting designers working at his studio also create architectural lighting schemes for private residences, hotels, restaurants and other commercial spaces. These schemes often require spectacular feature lights such as contemporary chandeliers, wall lights or sculptures, and these are designed by Bruce Munro himself to complement the scheme.


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