Milk Run III is part of a series of works called Wedgeworks. These works create shimmering colors that play across the apparent surface of light division - a quality that shifts in relation to viewers' movements. I like to accord light the "thingness" that it should have. Generally, we look at light as a form of revelation of something and are interested in light as a revelation. Rather than illuminating other things, I'm interested in light's thingness, its object-making, thing-making kind of ability.
Some light is soft and some has a hard edge. The title "Milk Run" refers to the short flights that pilots would make to pick up milk from farmers in rural areas. James Turrell is one of the most celebrated American artists working today. Born in California in 1943, he grew up with an enduring love of aviation and the sky, as well as a fascination with light. His Quaker background also substantially formed his approach to life and art, with its emphasis on silent access to the "light within." From age six, Turrell was urged by his grandmother to "go inside and greet the light" at Quaker meetings. In the early 1960's, Turrell studied perceptual psychology at Pomona College, taking additional classes in other scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, geology and astronomy.