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Recycled CDs Make Waterlilies

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012
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Have you moved recently? Are you of the age, say, late 20s, early 30s, where at somepoint in your life owning, buying, and collecting CDs was something you did so now you have over a thousand just taking up space? Well, British artist Bruce Monro has found a place for 65,000 recycled Cds: make waterlilies. Why didn't we think of that? Really hope this is environmentally friendly. (via)

Here is the lowdown on Monro's project:

Set along the landscape of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Monro recently completed a solo show in which he covered the 23 acres of the Gardens with a handful of complicated light designs. Using CDs as the basis for this particular piece, Monro recycled more than 65,000 discs to form these contemporary Waterlilies in Bloom. The piece greets visitors with a metallic glow as it pays homage to Longwood's iconic water lilies. The many retired audio discs float along the Large Lake during the day, reflecting brilliant flashes of sunlight in a rainbow of colors. Munro says, "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.”

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