THE spectacular and innovative installation Field of Light Uluru has finally open at the Ayers Rock Resort in Australia’s red centre.
Bruce Munro’s creation, which features more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of four football fields that “blooms ” when darkness falls on the desert, opened on April 1 and will be in place until the end of March 2017.
The artist had the idea for the project when visiting Uluru in 1992, but it wasn’t until 2004 that he was able to realise it for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum with incarnations of Field of Light going on to captivate visitors in differing site-specific locations around the United Kingdom, United States and Mexico.
“Field of Light was one idea that landed in my sketchbook and kept on nagging at me to be done” Munro explained before the Uluru show debuted.
“I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, to bloom with gentle rhythms of light.”
Those staying at Ayers Rock Resort can experience the installation in a number of ways with options including a two-hour visit, a Night at Field of Light dining encounter and the option to enjoy at Sunrise as the lights fade into the morning light.