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Some know about my experiences, early on, bringing artist / designer James Turrell to Seattle, as a COCA board member, [#makeamericacreateagain].
This was during the 80s, a widely-visited installation in an abandoned building in Pioneer Square. It was a team of four of us that pulled the plan, the money, together.
It had to do with what could be seen and sensed, and what could not — the quasi-reality of perceived luminosity in grasping spatial context.
After all, we designed a silkscreened posters to call a string of events to mind — talks, placemaking, exhibits.
It led me to a kind of lifelong study of Turrell’s work, and a handful of other artists building site-based experiences of art and light, perception, vacuity, opacity, translucency.
You know Turrell, right?
And during that selfsame time — mid-eighties, we had brought Robert Irwin, a Turrell compatriot and designer of mischievous places, made,
to speak in Seattle.
His book, a life-changer for artists.
Explore this, when
you have a moment.
From Matisse to Turrell, 8 Artists Who Designed Transcendent Chapels
BY ALEXANDRA ALEXA
The point is, if you’re making something,
“what’s the point?”
Why are you doing what you’re doing?
Is there something more?
Tim | GIRVINWATERFRONT
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