Turrell’s earth observatory

earth observatory

Earth Observatory, Kijkduin, the Netherlands.

I’ve been in love with Turrell’s work ever since first seeing it. It has the clear lines and clear concept that I am looking for myself. Also the sense of timelesness it gives, of being able to tune into the rhythm of nature, of geological time.  I like his ambitious scale, too – imagine appropriating a whole vulcano (Roden Crater)!

Wiki:  Turrell’s works defy the accelerated habits of people especially when looking at art. He feels that viewers spend so little time with the art that it makes it hard to appreciate.

“ I feel my work is made for one being, one individual. You could say that’s me, but that’s not really true. It’s for an idealized viewer. Sometimes I’m kind of cranky coming to see something. I saw the Mona Lisa when it was in L.A., saw it for 13 seconds and had to move on. But, you know, there’s this slow-food movement right now. Maybe we could also have a slow-art movement, and take an hour”

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