large scale CD installation at waddesdon gardens by bruce munro
nov 20, 2012
large scale CD installation at waddesdon gardens by bruce munro


‘blue moon on a platter’ by bruce munro at waddesdon manor in the UK
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

british artist bruce munro has conceived two large-scale installations for waddesdon manor, buckinghamshire, england –
embroidering the undulating landscape with thousands of glistening CDs. the first piece is entitled ‘blue moon on a platter’ –
coating the the banks of the waddesdon garden ampitheatre with a polychromatic luminescence – measuring 28 metres across.
positioned in the centre of the artwork is a 1.5m ‘moon’, made up of coiled optic fibres from which the CDs radiate –
luminous from the blue orb kept alight by a metal halide projector.

 

the second installation is called ‘angel of light’,  a carpet of 50,000 CDs glimmering across the front lawn in a perfect curve –
referencing a halo effect. both works are on show now through the christmas season until january 1st, 2013.

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
the blue orb is kept alight by a metal halide projector
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
positioned in the centre of the artwork is a 1.5m ‘moon’, made up of coiled optic fibres
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
‘angel of light’ in the front lawn of waddesdon gardens
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
the installation is made up of 50,000 CDs
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 

bruce munro at waddesdon manor
image © bruce munro 2012
photo by mark pickthall

 

 


a timelapse video of ‘blue moon on a platter’
video courtesy waddesdon gardens

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