Tag Archive: Art


(Jan 18th, 2015)

The brilliance of this installation is that you have to experience, all at once, the static and movements of lights and change of colors.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2015-Solils/20150119-Bruce-Munros-FIELD-OF/47037525_wKk3G 

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From Discovery Green website:

Field of Light
Discovery Green is proud to host Field of Light, a dazzling art installation by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. The vivid, temporary, site specific installation is now on display along the Brown Promenade through (NOW EXTENDED) Feb. 22, 2015 and it is illuminated from 3 to 11 p.m. daily. The prime viewing hours of the exhibit are after dusk.

The art installation is free to view but we respectfully ask that you do not touch the artwork.

About the Art
Munro originally conceived the idea for Field of Light in 1992 during a trip through the red desert of central Australia, when he sketched a landscape of illuminated stems that would wait like dormant seeds in a dry desert, to bloom at night. The idea remained in his sketchbook until 2004, when he finally had space and resources to execute it. It has since been specifically re-imagined for sites across the globe. The Discovery Green Field of Light comprises 4,500 radiant, frosted glass spheres atop slender stems connected by illuminated fiber optic. The spheres and stems wait quietly until dusk and then bloom with gentle rhythms of colored light as darkness falls over the park.

About the Artist
Born in 1959, Bruce Munro completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at Bristol Polytechnic, England. Shortly thereafter he moved to Sydney, where he learned about design and lighting, inspired by Australia’s natural light and landscape. Returning to Southwest England in 1992, he settled in Wiltshire. He and his wife Serena have 4 children. His work has been exhibited by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waddesdon Manor, the de Rothschild Foundation, 
Buckinghamshire; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In 2015 he will exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale. His practice is a mediation of memory and of moments of shared human connection, and incorporates a fascination for components and an inventive urge for reuse.

Artist Statement
“I discovered light as a medium first in my professional career, outside of fine art. I had been a painter in British art schools but needed to earn a living and found myself doing that in Australia, manufacturing display signs using a glowing ultra violet plastic whose properties I just loved. When I decided to work in light, I chose it very carefully because I felt that I had too many thoughts and ideas about everything and I needed some kind of focus. I thought that by working in a medium that was very pure and true I could then have the opportunity to express lots of different ideas that filled my head.” – Bruce Munro

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(Dec 31st, 2014)

Ringing in the New year with Ars Lyrica at Hobby Center. Wonderful setting with great early music, good food, and good people.

“A festive evening of celebration and beautiful music featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and plucked string expert Richard Savino curates this holiday-inspired program, which includes Spanish and Latin American Baroque classics”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141231-FELICES-FIESTAS/46697323_kSzTzx 

 

 

(Oct 19th, 2014)

from Houston Arts Alliance website:

Silos II: Inter/action & Noche Roja
Buffalo Bayou Silos Series as part of Transported + Renewed
Co-sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Visual artist Allison Hunter’s latest video installation Inter/action draws comparisons between human and insect behavior and reflects on how various species go about creating community. FrenetiCore Dance fuses fiery Spanish dance and music by Solero Flamenco with daring contemporary choreography.

Silos II kicked off with live music from La Sien, presented by Lunaface Promotions, infusing Spanish pop rock with jazz, blues and funk. Throughout the evening, female Houston street artists Anat Ronen, Royal, Clear1, Lady Binx and Lee Carrier joined forces to showcase their talents; flow artists Agent Cilantro, Alie Rose and MX Tr3y of Mental Dexterity Special Operations and Punk Rock Hoops created a party atmosphere with roaming dance and illuminated float arts; and HTX Bike Fest, The Byke Project and Black Gold Cycling showed off their freestyle bike stunts. In addition, Silos II featured cocktails crafted by East End’s own Voodoo Queen alongside Ladybird, The Modular and MoonRooster‘s delicious menus.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141011-Silos-II/45052901_qDGp9P

 

(Oct 19th, 2014)

Got a chance to hang out with graffiti artists Angel Quesada (Art Kungu) and Daniel Anguilu, while they were installing new art at Frenentic Theater in Houston’s East End. Performance artist YE Torres also came by to add fire to the process.

“Articulated Energy”. Yin and Yang Dragons.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141019-Painting-Dragons-and/45123057_nNZQvx 

Also did a Stop-Motion Time-Lapse video of the whole process.

 

 

[Solis] East End Ramble

(Sept 27th, 2014)

Images from Houston Arts Alliance’s East End Ramble. Unveiling of interactive art installations around the East End Neighbourhood.

Part of the 3 month long Transported + Renewed festival (Sept 1 – Nov 30th, 2014)

more information on East End Ramble, art work and artists: http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/transported/ramble

 

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20140927-East-End-Ramble/44666245_6gTVs6

[Photo Art] Fun Squares

(Sept 8th, 2014)

Square formats has its limitations, and possibilities. Like a chess board, the creativity is found within its square borders. The square format succeeds by not being ‘landscape’ or “‘portrait’.

Taking it one step further via panoramas, “Tiny Planets” app offers a fun way to create square images. A photo purist will no doubt scoff at the idea and application, but then I am no technosnob.

Never say never, of course, until I discover another fun (and easy) way to do photo manipulation, this will probably where I might draw the line. Any more will bring me from a passable decent photographer to a really bad entry level “graphic designer”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Art-Folio-And-SHOP/Stand-Alone-Complex/Fun-Squares/44178193_mCtvH9

 

(March 14th, 2014)

Can you tell I really love shooting with balloons?

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/Graduations/Rachel/43036372_9QWkSM

 

[Opera] Cold Sassy Tree

(April 2nd, 2014)

Scenes from Moore’s Opera production of Cold Sassy Tree.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Opera/20140402-Cold-Sassy-Tree/42947747_6m5JbS

 

(April 4th, 2014)

Wayne Shorter graced Houston with his quartet at Wortham Theater. Presented by Da Camera of Houston.

One should note that I have never seen a Jazz musician being mobbed by an appreciative crowd like a rock star after the concert. Kudos to the master.

more images at: forestphotography.smugmug.com/Jazz-In-Photos/2014-Live-Gallery/20140405-Wayne-Shorter/42876018_hqLZft

 

 

(April 8th, 2014)

Scenes from Classical Theater Company’s production of “The Importance of Being Ernest”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Top-Theater-Photos/20140409-The-Importance-of/42849406_XBtF4p