Deep Sky, 1984, is a series of seven aquatints based on the light and space of Roden Crater.
Aquatint number 1 displays a schematic superimposed plan and section of the East Space, Roden Crater.
Aquatint number 2 displays sunrise through the lower aperture of the East Space, Esplanade level, Roden Crater.
Aquatint number 3 displays a schematic superimposed plan and section of the West Space, Roden Crater.
Aquatinit number 5 displays a sun powered wedgework at the back of the East Space, Roden Crater.
Aquatinit number 6 displays a reshaped Crater Bowl and aperture of upper tunnel space, Roden Crater.
Aquatinit number 7 displays a night view of Roden Crater from the Southwest.
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.