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James Turrell

James Turrell (born May 6, 1943) is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. Turrell was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984. Turrell is best known for his work in progress, Roden Crater, a natural cinder cone crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona that he is turning into a massive naked-eye observatory.

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My works are about light in the sense that light is present and there; the work is made of light. It ...

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[My work] is using light as a material to influence or affect the medium of perception. I feel that ...

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With no object no image and no focus, what are you looking at? You are looking at you looking.

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I was maybe 5 or 6, and my grandmother would begin sitting me in the Quaker meeting house. I asked m ...

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Space has a way of looking. It seems like it has a presence of vision. When you come into it, it is ...

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When you're O.C.D., you want the most beautiful animals.

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I am not an Earth artist, I'm totally involved in the sky.

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We create the reality in which we live.

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We live within this reality we create, and we're quite unaware of how we create the reality. So the ...

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I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold i ...

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I've always felt that night doesn't fall. Night rises.

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I wanted the light to be the revelation. It has to do with what we value. I want people to treasure ...

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It was important that people come to value light as we value gold, silver, paintings, objects.

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We eat light, drink it in through our skins

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We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of ...

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