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"Generally, we use light—we don’t really pay much attention to light itself. That’s my interest: this fascination with light and how we come to light."
—James Turrell

Happy birthday today (May 6) to artist James Turrell.

Seen here is the The Light Inside (1999), commissioned by and installed at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Light Inside is installed in the underground tunnel that links the museum’s Caroline Wiess Law Building with the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Spirituality (2001).

WATCH James Turrell in Spirituality: Preview | Full Segment [available in the U.S. only]

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Spirituality, 2001. © Art21, Inc. 2001.

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