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Floating CD Installations

The Waterlilies in Bloom by Bruce Monro Pays Tribute to Longwood Gardens

— October 11, 2012 — Eco
The Waterlilies in Bloom art installation may be inspired by nature, but it is created using manmade technology. Each giant 'waterlily' is made up of glimmering CDs. It is as though artist Bruce Munro, who is known for his light exhibits, wanted to improve on his last compact disc creation by turning what looked like a vast ocean into something that would actually float in the water.

Using more than more than 65,000 upcycled CDs, the Waterlilies in Bloom art installation pays tribute to the iconic waterlilies of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Munro reveals, "The unmatched beauty of Longwood Gardens inspired me in so many ways. Creating works that speak to the landscape but also enhance the natural beauty of the Gardens was an exciting artistic challenge."
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling in Art - The use of upcycled materials in art installations allows for creative expression while promoting sustainability and reducing waste.
2. Interactive Installations - Interactive art installations, like Waterlilies in Bloom, create immersive and memorable experiences for visitors.
3. Technological Art - Using technology, such as CDs and light displays, in art installations creates a visually stunning display that captures the attention of viewers.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore the use of upcycled materials and technology to create innovative installations that promote sustainability, interactivity, and beauty.
2. Tourism and Events - Interactive and visually stunning installations like Waterlilies in Bloom have the potential to attract visitors to gardens, parks, and other outdoor recreational spaces.
3. Waste Management - Waste management industries can explore opportunities for upcycling discarded materials like CDs in creative and innovative ways to promote sustainability and reduce waste.
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