Bruce Munro's CD-scape

Artist Bruce Munro created this glimmering cityscape “cd-scape” (HA. HA.) with over 600,000 CDs submitted by the general public to his request for any unwanted discs. Titled “CDSea,” 140 of the artist’s friends and colleagues helped build this installation, a first in a series that will focus on using recycled materials.

The catalyst for ‘CDSea’ was Australia, where the quality of the light left a lasting impression on Munro as a young man. The idea came to him one homesick Sunday afternoon on a rocky peninsular at Nielsen Park, Sydney, 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” 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. “CD Sea” is a reconstruction of this moment, which became a turning point in his life.

If you happen to find yourself in Long Knoll, Wiltshire, go check it out!