“Eye hath not seen”
Turrell: A Retrospective
A Santa Monican to begin with, making observations of the light. Observations of these observations are another category, a subset.
Light enters a room, properties thereof.
The eye similarly.
Thus the candid studies on a wall, or fabricated (Ganzfeld etc.). Skyscapes, retinal studies, the latter on a monumental scale (Roden Crater, Light Reignfall, 2011).
What the eye creates for the mind to receive in response to light is a special study, Turrell fabricates color modulations and geometric patternings that are visible only as kaleidoscopic afterimages and phosphenes on the flickering optical field of his light chamber.