A stunning light display will make its way to NYC on December 15th, 2023, turning more than 6-acres worth of Midtown East into the ultimate dreamlike oasis.
Designed by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro, the installation, titled Field of Light, features a breathtaking display of 17,000 stemmed glass spheres that will illuminate Manhattan.
Field of Light is set to take over the vacant site near the United Nations in Midtown East, stretching from 38th to 41st Streets on First Avenue.
The installation, which is meant to “serve as a beacon of freedom and hope around the world,” will feature lowlight fiber-optic spheres, which are solar-powered and will subtly change hues.
London-born Munro is globally recognized for large-scale light-based artworks inspired by his lifelong study of natural light and curiosity about shared human experiences, and this installation is the epitome of that.
“Light has always played a major part in my life and work, and for me, is a natural medium to use. With the light installation at Freedom Plaza in Manhattan, I intend to stimulate the imagination and senses of any viewer by creating a breathtaking immersive experience that utilizes every hue of light to create a visual Eden,” said Munro.
Field of Light will open in Midtown East in the winter and remain in place for 12 months. It will be free and open to the public.
“NYC has always been and continues to be a global epicenter of freedom and the creative spirit. The unique six-acre site at Freedom Plaza provides a rare opportunity to showcase Bruce’s inspirational and bold vision to NYC,” said Hershman in a statement.
Field of Light is just one of the many outdoor art installations NYC is treating us to.
You can learn more about Bruce Munro and see more of his exhibitions on his website.