Hsinming Fung and Robert Mangurian introduce James Turrell as an artist whose work is important to architecture. Fung links Turrell with the California Light and Space Movement of the late 1960’s, often referred to as the California branch of Minimalism. She explains that while Turrell has an affinity for the formal aspects of minimalism, his work is not about the constructed work, but rather about the experience of light and time.
Turrell gives us some insight to the inspirations that stem from his childhood, and how that launched him on a trajectory of visual art. He presents several projects that range from small-scale installations to an immense earthwork project at Roden Crater in Arizona.