Australia's Uluru Could Transform Into a Field of Light
Australia can mostly be considered a very lush, tropical paradise. Considering about 90% of the country's population lives within 200 miles of the coast, that image is mostly true, with the exception of the very middle of the island nation that features arid desert and not-so little rock called Uluru.
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is situated in what is commonly called the Red Center. The land itself is thought to be highly sacred from the Aboriginal tribes that call the area home. Featuring high levels of energy and creativity, the region inspired installation artist, Bruce Munro, to create his field of light.
The field of light would involve 250,000 solar-powered bulbs to give the appearance of flowers thriving in a desert from dusk to dawn. The initial plan is to surround Uluru 360 degrees and about 2 miles deep of fiber optic lights that will be 100% sustainable.
If all goes well and the artist can pull this off, visitors would be able to witness the blooming of night light in 2013, from April to October. Thankfully, it will be Winter and won't be hotter than you-know-what!
[Photo: Bruce Munro rendering]