1 Million CDs will form a Beautiful Sea
“CD Sea” is the next artistic installation by Bruce Munro. He has asked people to send in unwanted CDs, and will use one million to create an inland sea illuminated by natural light. “It will be the first of a number of self-funded ‘eco’ installations using recycled materials, at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire.”
(Note: The first two photos of “CD Sea” have been computer generated by Stephen Weeks. “A large installing party is planned, and photographs will be taken on the ground and also from a hot air balloon.”)
A short description about the inspiration of this project (from The Inspiration, CDSea.co.uk):
(…) ‘CD Sea’ came one Sunday afternoon on a rocky peninsular at Nielsen Park, one of the most beautiful Sydney harbour beaches, which had become a meditative spot for Munro. “The light was still strong, like a blanket of shimmering silver light. I had this childish notion that by putting my hand in the sea I was somehow connected to my home in Salcombe, where my father lived.”
” I came away from the beach in a very positive frame of mind, at one with the world” he says. It was the first time he was aware that the “play of light” had transformed his mood and he was astonished that something so familiar had the power to alter his emotional state.
Top and Bottom: Artists impression of CDSEA by night and day. CGI created by Stephen Weeks.
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