My eight years as a young man in Australia were life changing. The idea for the Field of Light was first conceived in 1992 during a trip through the red centre to Uluru, which seemed to radiate both energy and ideas along with the heat. I wanted to create something that would, like the dormant seeds in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls and then bloom with gentle light under a blazing blanket of southern stars.
The artwork was finally realized years later in the field behind my house. From humble beginnings, the Field of Light has since been recreated for many beautiful locations around the world. However, it has remained a life ambition to go back to where it all started, to Uluru, and to build a Field of Light there on the immense scale I had imagined many moons ago.
In late 2011 fate intervened. By chance a man on the other side of the world heard me give an interview on Australian radio and picked up the telephone. Since then I have been working together with Voyages to take the Field of Light back to Uluru. The scale of this undertaking is mind-boggling and I’m lucky to have a team of people working behind the scenes, both in the UK and Australia, to make it happen.
For me, no matter how long it takes, the Field of Light will always be personal symbol for the good things in life. My part in all this is to make it happen and inspire those around me to join in on the project.
I first became aware of the Field of Light through a radio interview of Bruce Munro done in Alice Springs and I immediately felt the need to contact Bruce on behalf of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. I believe deeply that it is destined to become something very special at Uluru.
Voyages is a management company owned by the Indigenous Land Company. Every dollar of profit which is not reinvested in the properties is used to support ILC programmes across the country, creating employment for Indigenous Australians, so in a very real sense we are an operating agency of social responsibility. I believe that Bruce's work will bring real benefit to Uluru and to the Australian people.