A Look at James Turrell’s Roden Crater #ArtTuesday
James Turrell’s Roden Crater engages with celestial events in light. Located in Arizona, the large-scale artwork was created within a volcanic cinder cone.
It would be virtually impossible to not to come through this space and not be transformed by it. One of the most important pieces of large-scale artwork in the world is in the desert of Arizona, where artist James Turrell spent decades shaping the landscape into an observatory called Roden Crater.
Roden Crater is a masterwork of light and perception inside a dormant volcano, seen by an exclusive few hundred people every year. A new and innovative partnership between Turrell and ASU will help complete the artist’s magnum opus on the edge of the Painted Desert, making it accessible to many more people and developing an academic component for Turrell to share his artistic vision and inspire transdisciplinary approaches to creativity.
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