In this post, you will find great James Turrell Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Nowhere in the job description of an artist is the requirement that I must validate your taste.
All art is contemporary art because it had to be made when it was now.
I’ve always wanted to make a light that looks like the light you see in your dream.
I don’t want you looking at the light fixture; I want you looking at where light goes. But more than that, I’m interested in the effect of light upon you and your perceptions.
The people in L.A. do orient themselves to light. I used to call it ‘Tan Fascist Culture.’ Everyone there is tanned, wears dark sunglasses, looks like a movie star even when they’re not.
I don’t think my work is about the spiritual life, but it certainly touches on it.
If you just add all the time, add more and more light, it loses its meaning.
It’s possible to gather light that’s older than our solar system.
I come from L.A. where there’s a sense of show. But that’s not a bad word in my mind. We say art ‘show,’ don’t we? ‘Show’ implies entertainment.
I’ve always thought of Las Vegas as Los Angeles on its day off. There’s not any hierarchy of taste, and that’s what L.A. always was to me: It’s not really a town of culture – it’s a town of entertainment.
My aunt was Frances Hodges, who in the Fifties was the editor of ‘Seventeen‘ and later one of the creators of ‘Mademoiselle.’ She was my Auntie Mame; she loved culture. She was a Quaker, but she became a milliner against all Quaker logic – they feel that fashion and art are vanities – because she loved fashion.
In age of consumerism and materialism, I traffic in blue sky and colored air.
I am involved in the architecture of space.
Usually we are illuminating things instead of looking at the light itself. But I like this quality of the light being the revelation.
I’ve always been interested in arrival, and coming to a space, and even to looking back at where you were.