Came upon your field in daylight with a north American friend who was bold enough to knock on your door last winter. You kindly showed us how to switch it all on, and we returned next night with friends and were astounded and awestruck. You said it was headed for the Eden Project in Spring 2006 - did that happen? have you thought of doing something with the Glastonbury Festival in '07?
[Ed: I have added a link to the Hospice on the right]
Hi Bruce. Your piece on the webs looks fantastic, it's a shame I don't live near you so I can see if for myself. Thank you for asking for any donations to be sent to Ty Hafan. I work in the office of the Hospice and we need £2.3million every year to keep it going. It is thanks to people like you that we can provide our children with a quality of life. For your information, any donations should be sent to 'The Appeals Office' Ty Hafan, Hamard House, Cardiff Road, Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 2BE. Thank you once again, and keep on lighting up lives.
It was wonderful I could have stopped and gazed for ever. My friend and I saw harbour lights,ships and cities in the distance. Well worth the 'adventure' we had finding it!
thanks for all the posotive comments and thanks for comming to see the installation. For those concerned about power consumption please do not be overally concerned as we turn it on for an average of one hour per night. The fibre optics are an excellent way to split light...the power cosumption is approximately the same turning the lights on in the house. My family pays for the electricity and the installation is free for all to see. If anyone would like to make a financial contribution please send it to Ty Hafan childrens hospice near Cardif; appologies I do not know the address but you can find it on the internet. Thanks again, keep the comments comming. bruce
fantastic, looking forward to the next!
The furthest parts looked like ocean liners in harbour with a fluorescent sea under the Winter full moon
Field of Light is beautiful, magical and mysterious. The clusters of light appear strangely distant like cities or ocean liners.
As the lights warmed up in the darkness (we switched them on ourselves!) my 7 year old son thought they were moths or fireflies. It's also wonderful to see something like this in such a rural setting. More please!
I'm planning on doing a sculpture on light and reflections for my A-level and I was told to look for Bruce Munro. It reminds me of jellyfish and presents a kind of tranquil and delicate atmosphere which is soothing to the eye and places you into a state of serenity. I feel that I shall relate to this in my coursework and follow certain themes in his work.
Ah! at last... an installation of real beauty!
This is so refreshing and very clever. Not many, I am sure will appreciate the amount of hard work that has gone into creating this amazing Field of Light ... I hope that Bruce Munro gets the all the publicity he deserves ...and the right publicity at that! It is up to us who promote artists to realise a good thing when we see one ..and this is such a thing! Fab!
I'm heading that way end of Feb does anyone know if they will they still be there or will they be in Eden by then?
nice to see some real art still being produced these days, it seems to me that the only decent stuff is made outside of the galleries.
Just been to the field...absolutely beautiful, we were completely bowled over. It is extraordinary how the lights never seem to change when you are looking at them but suddenly you realize they have totally changed colour, you see the changes out of the corner of your eye which is how you see in the dark anyway. A feeling of city and runway and nature with quite a bit of Hattifatner too. Going back to see it again in twilight and with teenagers. Thank you.
I went to see this last night and was totally stunned. The light changes are awesome, and while each planting, or pool, of individual light blooms is stunningly beautiful in a neo-naturalistic way, they combine to make an extraordinary landscape that looks like something from another planet. The far installations, in the darkness, looked like distant cities.
This is the best installation I can remember seeing. How long will it be going on for as I would like to bring more people to see it. Did you have a chance to see it in the snow? Many thanks for your inspiring piece.
The sculpture is magical, and so inspires me, that I shall ride out there over Christmas, and be fascinated. With regard to pollution, there are more than 15,000 computers in the world, all doing considerably worse for the environment. It being very interesting then, that people who object, actually e-mail instead of write a letter by candle light with quill,ink and parchment. Something that makes people smile cannot be all bad.
They are absolutely magical. Saw them for myself this summer. I Read this week in the Mail that they were going to be moved to The Eden project in Cornwall.How will they do it? Arent they all wired under ground? And will they come back?
Looks wonderful at night, but how does it look through the day?
I can only see it on the internet but it looks fantastic. I am from Australia and I have been in the deserts you speak of at night - and seen them in bright moon and starlight. Its a sacred experience. I start an arts design course next year and never even considered lighting design but after seeing your work yes, i actually am inspired to have a good think about my direction. Thank you.
Ian Tett from Westonzoyland
A field of lights would be an impressive sight but what would be the true cost! In an age where we are all meant to be more environmentally aware is this sort of art in keeping. If we all build field of light gardens even on a small scale it would have huge impact on energy consumption within the UK. It has been well documented over the last few years that many of the UK’s power stations are now reaching the end of there lives and need to be replaced. How we replace the power stations and what with is a different topic but what I do know is we are using more energy per person than ever before. It will only take 1 major DIY chain store to copy this form of art and mass produce it to create yet more energy consumption.
In my opinion I can’t help but feel this is unnecessary pollution in the name of Art. Ask yourself this question would you allow a wind turbine or some sort of renewable energy source be built in your garden to power this Art? If the answer is no then ask yourself why not. The point I am trying to make is sacrifices have to be made to produce electricity so why should the environment be sacrificed to pay for ART.