James Turrell creates astonishing art out of light. His pieces transform rooms and other spaces into mysterious fields of color.
I first got to know Turrell's work in the 1970s when an alternative art space in Seattle hosted several of his extraordinary works. And about ten years ago, the Henry Gallery in Seattle became the permanent home of one of Turrell's skyspaces. (I once taught a Zen meditation workshop in this pavilion.)
For some years, Turrell has been excavating and developing the Roden Crater in a remote region of Arizona. It's not yet accessible to the public but when it does open, I'll be there.
And currently in New York City, Turrell has transformed the atrium of the Guggenheim Museum with an astonishing play of color and form. Today's video conveys the magic and mystery of the work, known as Aten Reign.
Thank you for reading Ox Herding. May your days be full of color!