British artist Bruce Munro uses massive quantities of reflective materials, such as used compact discs, to create beautiful large-scale outdoor installations that transform natural landscapes into vistas of shimmering light.
Often made of humble materials, Munro has often come back to the use of compact discs, a decision that the artist explains, “Initially I used discarded materials to save on costs. Soon material choices also became the subject matter of the installations,” he says of Light. “For me, there has to be a reason—however idiosyncratic—for everything I do and these days I am drawn more and more to the idea of creating an experience that is gentle on the landscape.”
Click here to view time-lapse video footage of the construction of Blue Moon on a Platter, the second installation pictured above, which features a 5-foot-wide orb made of coiled optic fibers at the center of a 92-foot-wide platter made of CDs.