Bruce Munro has been creating customized fibre-optic artwork for 15 years. He is famous for his large-scale light installations, but one of his most iconic pieces is Light Shower.
The piece was created when he was invited to propose a lighting design for a contemporary highland lodge at the head of Loch Ossian in Scotland.
"I found myself sitting on a step halfway up the main stairs of the lodge absorbing a magnificent, uninterrupted view of the loch and group of snow-capped mountains beyond. It was raining in squalls against the plate-glass window, which distorted the view with rivulets of water streaming down the panoramic pane. The words 'light' and 'shower' registered in my mind and I had my idea," says Munro on mymodernmet.com.
The original installation now hangs motionless as if suspended in time, overlooking but not interrupting the view of Loch Ossian. By day it catches glimpses of the sunshine, shedding prismatic flecks of light onto the stairs, by night it morphs into what it is: a shower of light.
Munro has since made several variations of this chandelier and each one is designed to suit its specific location. He not only bears in mind the given architecture, he also references the surrounding environment and how light and reflections appear in the space.