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Sensorio in Paso Robles, California

PROFILE

Shining a LIGHT

onBRUCE MUNRO

THE ACCLAIMED BRITISH LIGHT ARTIST BRINGS A BRILLIANTLY BEAUTIFUL, HIDDEN HIGH-TECH GARDEN TO THE HILLS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

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BY DAY, THOUSANDS OF MILKY SPHERES DOT A SECLUDED

film, Avatar. Others rave about the captivating result of merging technol-

stretch of land off of Highway 46. But as night falls, these rolling hills

ogy and nature—as if a Kusama installation collided with Keukenhof. This

northeast of downtown Paso Robles begin to glow, transforming into a

collection of nearly 60,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics and gently

brilliant 15-acre valley of undulating lights. Visitors have likened it to Pan-

illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color is Bruce

dora, the fantastical alien world in James Cameron’s epic science fiction

Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio.

PHOTO CREDIT: ©SERENA MUNRO

BY STEPH KEAY