May 9, 2009

james turrell: skyspaces

  • the work unfolds in a room or a structure with an aperture cut into the roof
  • lights are programmed to flood the underside and/or walls in response to changes in the natural light visible through the aperture
  • as the sky transitions from light to dark, the interior lights generate a symphony of hues in the skyspace...
  • creating a sensorial experience for those inside



skyspace at live oak friends meeting house
houston, texas 2000








skyspace at live oak friends meeting house
houston, texas 2000







meeting 1986
photo © michael moran
courtesy ps1 contemporary art center







21st century museum... kanazawa, japan
© kalevkevad







yorkshire sculpture park
© nualabugeye







for unretouched examples from pomona college installation:

turrell orange








turrell blue to sunset







turrell lavender...








turrell fuschia


pomona college examples copyright © ken mccown,
at turrell and light on flickr


see ps1.org / turrell and art:21 slideshow for more
see more james turrell posts







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