Friday, August 26, 2016
The last time I was at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the docents asked me if I had ever seen the sculpture on the patio of the museum. He said it is an interesting piece, so I followed the path outside and around a corner and came to a round room with a huge opening in the center of the ceiling. It turns out, this was the sculpture.
Looking down, there is a ridge around the walls that forms a sort of bench and of course, the sun shining through that opening created a huge sun spot in the room.
The sculptor is James Turrell and the piece is called Knight Rise. Its made of Venetian plaster, concrete, steel and neon. At night, the neon lights upward from that ridge just above the sun spot in the photo above. If you would like to see what it looks like at different times of day, click this link. You will see a short slide show of photos taken and different times. I love it! I'll be checking it out every time I go to the museum to see how it looks at different times.