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Sky Pesher, 2005 by James Turrell




February 3, 2010

Institution Walker Art Center

This Art Collector Set provides an in-depth look at James Turrell's Sky Pesher, 2005, a site-specific artwork built into the sloping lawn just west of the Walker Art Center. Created by artist James Turrell, Sky Pesher is an architectural space that welcomes visitors to take a seat, view the sky, and gain new perspective on the nature of light.

This Set integrates information from ArtConnectEd, the broader context of Walker resources (including recordings of the artist's voice), other Web-based content, and additional research.

A guide to nomenclature used in this Set:

  • Sky Pesher, 2005: the sculpture's complete title
  • Sky Pesher: a commonly used abreviated title for the work
  • Skyspace (also Skylight or Perceptual Cell): titles that refer to a category of work made by James Turrell
  • skyspace: common noun referring to an outdoor room with a large opening, typically in the ceiling, through which to view the sky

This Set was developed by Abigail Anderson.

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: pre-K-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Gallery Discussion, Lecture, Multimedia Instruction
Added to Site: February 3, 2010