“Experience has Taught me that when One Consciously looks for an Idea it Never Appears”: Bruce Munro

Do not scold children for daydreaming.

On Art and Aesthetics

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British artist Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience. Recording ideas and images in sketchbooks has been his practice for over 30 years. By this means he has captured his responses to stimuli such as music, literature, science, and the world around him for reference, reflection, and subject matter. This tendency has been combined with a liking for components and an inventive urge for reuse, coupled with career training in manufacture of light. As a result, Bruce produces both monumental temporary experiential artworks as well as intimate story-pieces.

The artist’s work has been widely exhibited, including by the Guggenheim Museum, NY, Waddesdon Manor for the Rothschild Collection, UK, Longwood Gardens, PA, and Texas Tech University. His art is held in the collections of museums and botanical…

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