"The Light Inside" (1999)

"The Light Inside," 1999
Electric lights, wires, metal and paint, site-specific permanent installation at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

"[The Quaker] George Fox talked about the light, both in a literal and a figurative sense, or allegorical sense. And a lot of it is the revelation, which is a light, as in a bright idea can light, but it always says this image of light, and so I was very interested in this literal look at it, actually greeting this light that you find in meditation, and following that. But, that's not its entire meaning, and I think that that's why I just express it that way. But it's certainly something that I've related to and like."

- James Turrell