Year of 2017

‘Twilight Epiphany’ Skyspace at Rice University, Houston, Texas

‘Twilight Epiphany,’ a music performance space, stands next to the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Constructed of grass, concrete, stone, and composite steel, the installation has colored LED lights that project onto the shelter above the mound. They’re meant to complement the changing colors of the sky as the sun sets, and often act as an additional element to the music performances that go on within. Artist James Turrell has created more than 40 different installations in his Skyspace series, dating back to 1974.

James Turrell 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.
Born: May 06, 1943 (age 73) · Los Angeles, CA
Artwork: Stuck Red/Stuck Blue · Nada · Untitled · A Frontal Passage
Periods: Land art
Parents: Archibald Milton Turrell
Education: University of California, Irvine · Pomona College · Claremont Graduate University
Awards: MacArthur Fellows Program (1984) · Wolf Prize in Arts (1998) · Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (1974)