A window display of UV light caught the eye of art major Bruce Munro 34 years ago and inspired decades of immersive light displays. During that time to the present, Bruce’s work has been displayed in galleries, parks, estates, and more, in six different countries.
His latest work is softly illuminating the rolling landscape of Sensorio in Paso Robles, where Ken Hunter commissioned Munro for a 15-acre solar-powered, solar-responsive display that comes alive as the wine-country sun sinks behind the Santa Lucia mountains into the ocean behind.
The Field of Light at Sensorio is a temporary installation at what is planned to be 35 acres of an entertaining, natural garden-like attraction, adjacent to a hotel, café, and conference center.
“The planned architecture is playful and full of movement. It will be a completely creative, flowing design,” Ken said.
Field of Light is open from Wednesday through Sunday, with a special schedule that changes from season to season, following the sunset.
As the sun goes down, the translucent orbs begin to breathe life into the valley with dozens of color pods delicately shifting from blue to pink to green. The stroll through the field enhances the experience, transporting the visitor into a strange and unfamiliar land of light that seems to grow with every step — with negative space of oaks hedging the horizon.
Admission starts at $27 for adults, with VIP access and catered picnic dinner packages running $125. Food and wine is served from the VIP terrace, where attendees lounge in resort-style seating, overlooking the entire Field of Light display.
All admission prices give access to Field of Light, with food and drink vendors serving up some of the finest fare in the area, and the entire Sensorio property is ADA compliant so every guest can feel welcomed to experience Field of Light first hand.