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Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 20, 2012 @ 5:15 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Innovation,News,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
Bruce Munro has created these spectacular light installations by laying out thousands of CDs on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, a beautiful French chateau in England. His two colossal artworks, dubbed Angel of Light and Blue Moon on a Platter, are designed in different ways, yet both light up to create an atmospheric effect. As part of the manor’s festive decorations around the theme of English traditions and literature, Munro’s illuminated designs will lend a festive and enchanting glow to the Buckinghamshire gardens throughout the holiday season
Angel of Light is constructed from around 50,000 CDs which were placed in a circle in front of the house as a dazzling entrance hall. The installation was outlined with battery-operated LED candle lanterns to keep it sparkling through the night.
Munro used a different technique to make Blue Moon on a Platter, in which he pinned thousands of CDs to the banks of the amphitheater which measured a massive 28 meters. At the center he placed a ‘Moon’, within which were 150 spheres of coiled optic-fiber  that glowed with a blue light that emitted across the CDs. Playing alongside the installation, a soundtrack of 18 moon-themed songs provides a perfect accompaniment!
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