"Roden Crater," Southwest View (2000)

"Roden Crater," Southwest View, 2000
Roden Crater Project, Flagstaff, Arizona
Photo by Dick Wiser
Courtesy The Skystone Foundation and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

"This is really beautiful when the sun hits it in the afternoon because you really get the red and the black, that separation of the two craters from the west side. And it really stood out. The nice thing about it was that it was off by itself, so it didn't have other volcanoes that would be in the horizon when you were inside it....I spent seven months flying the Western states, sleeping under the wing of the plane, and every third night staying in a Holiday Inn, to clean up. And every site that I saw that was interesting generated new work, or new ideas."

- James Turrell