ZONES WITHOUT HORIZONS
The elegant James Turrell retrospective just closed at LACMA - but the effect it had on me lingers on. I still think about the installations, the drawings, - but most of all the vision and the devotion to light as an ever-giving medium. That single devotion explored with curiosity and respect.
I think about this man who considers his plane his studio, creates zones without horizons and whose current work involves an extinct volcano crater in remote Arizona - that in order to purchase he had to become a rancher. My mind goes in many directions exploring his sophisticated forms that alter both my perception of space and light... but I always return to the Quaker philosophy that has imbedded itself in so much of his creative process : "greet the light'. Simply love ♡
" I wanted the light to be the revelation. It has to do with what we value. I want people to treasure light." -James Turrell
Illustrations by me, inspired by James Turrell's Skyspaces.