Renowned British artist Bruce Munro created the solar-powered, walk-through installation that opened this month at Sensorio, which bills itself as a destination that fuses art, technology, and nature. The illuminated display is inspired by Munro's famous “Field of Light” installation at Uluru in Australia. The Sensorio installation is slightly larger, covering 15 acres of wine country's rolling meadows. The rainbow-hued LED bulbs glow both day and night, and visitors can stroll right through it.
“We want visitors to be completely immersed in the environment, inclusive of the stars above,” Munro told Travel + Leisure. He said the design of the installation was meant to inspire meditation through a balance between the lights on the ground and the stars in the sky.
“I hope that, in a small way, my installation helps guide you toward the clear sky literally and otherwise,” he told T+L.
Munro's “Field of Light” is Sensorio's first exhibit, and it plans to add more exhibits and a hotel/conference center to the grounds in the next two years.
“Field of Light: Sensorio” will be on display through January 2021. Tickets to walk through the installation range from $27-$30 for adults, and $9-$19 for children (depending on the day of the week). For $125, visitors can take in the entire exhibit from the VIP Terrace, where they can also enjoy a picnic dinner.