In January, while vacationing in the Phoenix, Arizona area, I had the opportunity to visit the Desert Botanical Garden. This was actually my second visit to this treasure in the desert. It is really a very beautiful site and I could visit it over and over again!
Currently, there is a unique exhibit called Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden. The exhibit showcases eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. Located throughout the Garden, British artist Bruce Munro’s site-specific exhibition reflects his personal interpretation of the Sonoran Desert. This display is part of a greater Bruce Munro showing called Scottsdale Desert Radiance.
I took a lot of pictures. I am very much an amateur photographer and night pictures come out more miss than hit. But here are a few I thought I’d share. As I viewed the exhibit, in the dark, I found it easy to block out the desert and using my own (SciFi) imagination, found myself on another world.
The ride to the space station was a bit nerve-racking for me. I barely managed to hold on to my camera to snap this picture.
If you can’t make it to Rasan to see these wonderful sights, I recommend the Desert Botantical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. If you are in the Phoenix area between now and May 8th, check out this wonderful, beautiful exhibit. Go a few hours before sunset so you have a chance to enjoy the Gardens and then stay for the amazing show!