Into the Light

Brilliant Magazine

The first art piece Suzanne Deal Booth shows me upon entering her riverside home in Austin is the James Turrell installation in her dining room. At first glance, it merely looks like a frameless magenta rectangle hung on the wall. Moving closer, though, I realize that it is not an object mounted on the wall, but, rather, a shallow space cut into it. The vibrant color, which changes throughout the day, is produced not from paint but L.E.D. lights projected onto a plane beyond the wall, creating an illusionary two-dimensional effect from the three-dimensional installation.

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