"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The Meeting is actually like the Gunpowder Meeting, or some of the earlier American Quaker Meetings...The long house form is something that was tradition...that's what I started with as an idea. But then making this in terms of the sizing and the use that was asked for by Live Oak Meeting- I mean it's a very traditional form, except it's convertible. The top opens, and it makes a sky space where sky is really brought down to you; your awareness of it is made quite different. It was a little bit of a novel idea, that it's a roof that opens."
- James Turrell