Monday, February 15, 2016

Ferryman's Crossing


Thousands of compact discs make up a river of sparkles in this exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.  The piece is called Ferryman's Crossing and it is also by Bruce Munro, the artist who has the light exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden.


The CD's are laid out in a wave like pattern and pulses of light are flashed onto their surface making it look like sunshine on rippling water.  The added sound of water flowing and bubbling makes the effect complete.  It has a very calming effect just like sitting on a beach or a river's edge.

16 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

Now that is different and quite impressive.

Kate said...

Munro appears to be both an imaginative and busy artist.

Andy said...

Awesome! I like the photo #1.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I really do love the way the artistic mind works, this is so fab Sharon, must have been incredible to see, especially with the accompanying soundtrack.. Monsieur Munro is tres imaginative!

VP said...

It is really appalling what passes for art nowadays... Nice photos, by the way!

Lowell said...

I was going to ask what's the point but I guess it would be to provide a soothing and calming experience. To each his/her own. :)

Karl Demetz said...

The first photo is quite impressive, I like it !

Halcyon said...

What a creative use of old CDs. Love this!

cieldequimper said...

Though I wouldn't necessarily call this art, I absolutely adore it!!! It's also very photogenic!

RedPat said...

I do hope that they are all old CDs but I quite like the effect. Is it art - who knows? ;-)

Lois said...

Very pretty and clever too!

William Kendall said...

Quite a cool installation!

Catalyst said...

Ohhhhh, I'm dizzy!

Steve Reed said...

That's cool! I'm glad someone found a way to make something beautiful out of discarded CDs. :)

Jack said...

Even someone with tastes as traditional as mine loves it! Very clever.

Stefan Jansson said...

Well I guess you have to use CDs for something these days.