Do you ever get inspired by what you see on Twitter? Whether it’s good or bad, somehow our minds go spinning and wonders off in a direction we never expected. That’s what my mind did. In the midst of all the Twitter feeds about social distancing this or whatever celebrity is trending with that, I saw this amazing image that reminded me of how awesome creative artists humans can be.
So the source of inspiration for this post was an image I saw on Twitter, an art installation created by UK artist, Bruce Munro.
I immediately thought of recycling, as if this was a wonderful way to recycle bottles into a work of art. Then I went to Bruce Munro’s website and saw his amazing work creating fields of light inspired by such places as the Red Desert in Australia. His website indicates that he uses mixed media to create his art installations, optical fibre, glass, acrylic, light source.
In 1992, journeying to Uluru through the Red Desert in central Australia, Munro felt a compelling connection to the energy, heat and brightness of the desert landscape, which he recorded in his ever present sketchbooks. Field of Light is the embodiment of this experience. Munro recalls “I wanted to create an illuminated field of stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would burst into bloom at dusk with gentle rhythms of light under a blazing blanket of stars”. Having developed the idea for over a decade the first Field of Light was created in the field behind his family home in Wiltshire. Source: https://www.brucemunro.co.uk/work/field-of-light/
I encourage you to visit his website to see the fantastic displays. He also has a Facebook page. Click here to visit Bruce Munro’s FB page.
In taking an analytical look at how Bruce found his inspiration, as mentioned on his website, he found his source through Mother Nature. His mind was on the “here and now” of that exact moment which allowed Mother Nature to have an affect on his mind. Then through his skills and training of manufacturing light, he created his own artistic talent and became an international artist.
Mother Nature affords us, not just one opportunity, but countless many with every new day, new season, new year, new tree, new flower, new bird, new species, and new lands to venture.
Let’s also apply the countless creative designs like snowflakes. There is never just one and done. There are multiple variations and mutations with the oncoming of each new day, new season, new year and so forth. Moreover, how many of those mutations are taken by another creative designer and made into artforms? Humans take those snowflakes, melt them down and turn them into ice sculptures, or mold the snow into igloos, snowcastles, or tunnels for fun. Thus, we have multiple layers of creative visions that makes this world a magical place to live.