Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, USA

With each year that goes past, the shiny plastic format known as Compact Discs appear to be going the way of the Dodo. Back in the 1980s they represented everything new and excited about music and sound recording, but now with other more convenient methods of storing data available, in the coming years they look set to be consigned to history.

Someone who is keenly aware of this is the installation artist Bruce Munro. As a designer of light patterns and living murals, Munro saw the possibilities that thousands of discarded CDs offer up. As can be seen from the images included here, Munro uses CDs to form beautiful, shimmering landscapes. The below picture shows his ‘CD Sea’, which uses over 600,000 of the discs.

The ‘sea’ was located at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire and stood for two months before being disassembled for recycling. The 120 square metre carpet must truly have been a sight to behold!

For more on Munro and his large scale artworks, check out his site.

November 26th, 2012

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