“Field of Light” art installation to debut at wildflower center

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A “Field of Light” installation in California in 2021. Photo: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

What should be a stunning art installation will open at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in September.

The big picture: “Field of Light”, created by British artist Bruce Munro, will illuminate 16 acres of the Texas Arboretum through 28,000 solar-powered, fiber optic vibrating pods – imagine lots of glowing dandelions – creating a shimmering field that slowly changes color.

  • Inspired by a trip Munro took with his wife to central Australia in the early 1990s, the installation has been mounted in at least a dozen locations around the world over the past decade.

What they say : “The hope is that it brings people together and raises awareness for each other and the environment,” Munro said in a video announcing the collaboration with the wildflower center, which is partnering with the management company based at Austin C3 Presents.

  • “The Wildflower Center will be a great space because when you combine a man-made art installation with beautiful nature, it’s going to be a winning combination,” he said.
  • To note : No public money is going to this facility, a public relations officer working on the project told Axios.

And after: Organizers are looking for volunteers to help set up the installation in August and early September.

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