James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace
In 2012, Rice University welcomed a truly special piece of artwork: The Turrell Skyspace, a giant, dynamic piece that accommodates 120 people at a time. Constructed of grass, concrete, stone, and composite steel, it was designed with a precisely calculated LED light sequence, bringing a new experience to sunrise and sunset, the two most magical times of day. It’s during these hours that lights -- programmed to either rise or fall with the sun -- are projected throughout the space and juxtaposed with what’s happening in the world above. Look up through the skylight and see the natural colors around you, the moon rising, the pinks and purples of a truly remarkable summer day turning to night….