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."