Field of Light
- Story / Photo By Cynthia Lum
Bruce Munro’s stunning “Field of Light at Sensorio” is a super bloom of thousands of solar-powered lights that has wowed visitors in a Paso Robles field since it’s opening in May of 2019. This is an environmental art experience featuring more than 58,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics lights on a rolling undulating landscape. Like a field of wildflowers, the globes “bloom” as colors change and glow. The installation, which had to close temporarily in March because of the COVID 19 pandemic, reopened on June 12 with new social distancing rules and will remain open through January. Rather than meander through the exhibit at will, visitors now will take a one-way path through the 15-acre outdoor installation. Group size will be limited to six people, and visitors will be required to buy timed tickets in advance, practice social distancing and wear face coverings. Food and drinks will continue to be served from a mobile kitchen as well as Mexican and barbecue food trucks, with reconfigured seating.
If you are looking for a respite from the seemingly steady stream of unsettling news, this is the perfect escape. When the sun goes down, on the charming town of Paso Robles , The Field of Light becomes a mesmerizing scene of glowing globes, morphing from blue, to purple, to fascia. The effect is breathtaking, ethereal, captivating.
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