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Three Gems
Three Gems
Artist:
Date:
2005
Location:
de Young
Sculpture Garden
Century:
Media:
Concrete, Plaster, Stone, And LED Lighting
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
2003.68
Acquisition Date:
2003-10-09
Credit Line:

Foundation purchase, gift of Barbro and Bernard A. Osher

A concrete dome, with a circular window/oculus to view the open sky; this is surrounded by a pathway which in turn is borded by a high wall. At the center of the floor is inlaid a blue stone flush with the concrete floor that is the exact size of the oculus above. At floor wall interface is a heated concrete bench . Behind the top of the bench radiating upwards to the oculus is a lighting display that in programmed with two settings to come of at different times of the evening.
A tunnel leads into the dome from the rear of the sculpture garden.
Note: the lighting program is wired in, and the control chamber is adjacent to the dome. REFER TO DOCUMENTATION ON FILE (Building Dept.) by JAMES TURRELL, through Cheryl Haines Gallery.