Oversized Outfits and Turrell's Tranquil Three Gems Skyspace
The meditative womb of walls—linked by concrete tunnels and curved open air hallways—forming James Turrell's San Francisco Skyspace Three Gems awaken the senses to the subtle details and shifts in nature. With terracotta tunnels and a stupa center chamber arching towards an oculus porthole skyview—Turrell's use of space, form, and L.E.D lights merge into a grounding hub of organic stillness. While the physical structure remains the same, the experience is always different. Rest on the interior bench to view the delicate shifts in atmosphere highlighted by changing light and weather conditions outside.
With holiday feast hangovers and cold weather comfort on our minds, we explored James Turrell’s subterranean installation Three Gems and the De Young’s surrounding gardens in oversized ensembles. Playing with space and shape, oversized designs don’t have to be frumpy. Allowing the body to move— creating room to breathe and feel and let go— can shift your perspective or mood. The freedom of form combined with the essential function of clothing naked limbs transforms garment into art. Next time you’re near Golden Gate Park, take an hour or two to stop and explore Turrell’s Skyspace in the De Young’s Osher Sculpture Garden (free entry during regular museum hours). And remember to slow down and explore the sensory freedom of space and sky. Oh yes!...and scroll through our oversized outfit inspo and meditation station goals in Turrell’s otherworldly Three Gems.