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The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is at the University of Texas at Austin. It is the state botanical garden and arboretum of Texas. The Wildflower features over 900 species of native Texas plants in both garden and natural settings.
The Wildflower is beautiful any time of the year, but right now it is even lovely at night. When the sun goes down, thousands of solar powered glass orbs on stems light up. An awesome sight of 16 acres of colored lights stretch out before you. 28,000 stemmed spheres in different hues is an absolutely stunning display. Be prepared to be enchanted!
Field of Light Austin showcases an interaction of nature, art and technology. Its purpose is to inspire a sense of shared existence and feeling of being a part of life’s essential pattern.
Field of Light is the vision of critically acclaimed British artist, Bruce Munro. He is best known for his large scale light based artworks inspired by his continuing study of light. With a degree in fine arts, his early career training was in the lighting design industry. Munro creates art that captures his responses to music, science and the world that surrounds us. His work has been displayed in galleries, cathedrals, parks. Botanical gardens, grand estates and museums around the world.
His exhibits include
- Light At Sunsorio in Paso Robles, California
- Field Of Light Uluru in Uluru, Australia
- Mountain Lights in Niseko Hanazono Resort in Hokkaido, Japan
- Lights, Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia
- Tropical Light in Darwin, Australia
- Fireflies in Bradford on Avon, England
Bruce Munro hopes his light installation will inspire visitors to contemplate a more connected and kinder world. His goal was to bring people, art and nature together.
The light display celebrates the natural topography of the Austin landscape. The shifts of color and light are a unique way to celebrate the central Texas landforms. The light installation unites with the nature around it. This creates an immersive experience and an emotional response from those viewing it.
You can get a great price for the Field of Light here.