Live Oak Friends Meeting House

The meeting room at Live Oak Friends Meeting House in Houston, Texas, is a ‘Skyspace’ designed by artist James Turrell.

A section of roof opens up, thus letting natural outside light pour in and illuminate the meeting.

Turrell says:

“Well, for me that was kind of the meetinghouse I always wanted to see. I guess I like the literal quality or feeling or sensation, in that I want to feel light physically. We drink it as vitamin D; it’s actually a food. We are heliotropic. And it has a big effect on the skin; it produces vitamin D. We also have a big psychological relation to light. All or most spiritual experiences, near-death experiences, are described with a vocabulary of light. So, for me, this quality to feel light exists, almost like we see it in a dream.”


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