Visual Arts

Black Friday's Free Art Events: Field of Light, Hidden Treasures and More

It took 42 people working in rotation over five days to place the 4,500 radiant glass spheres that make up Bruce Munro's Field of Light installation at Discovery Green. Each sphere is set atop a thin, clear stem. Installed in the ground on either side of the Brown Promenade, under the park's alley of oak trees, the site-specific display is dazzling. The spheres wave back and forth in the wind; each is illuminated by a web of fiber optics. The wide variety of vivid colors alternate randomly, with each sphere being illuminated individually.

"Color is integral to the Field of Light, allowing it to come to life," Munro tells us. "The colors...change in a gentle and rhythmic fashion. [This] creates an illusion of movement within the Field of Light when viewed as a whole. As you walk through the promenade, the Field of Light is on either side. So you will be able to experience the Field of Light around you, but you won't be able to walk through the landscape itself."

See the Field of Light from dusk to 11 p.m. Daily. Through February 8, 2015. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information, call 713‑400‑7336 or visit Free.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez