Events – Observations-Paintings
While attending Tom Climent’s exhibition at Liss Ard House, Skibbereen, Cork, last May 2015, I also had the opportunity to visit James Turrell’s spectacular Sky Garden which is located on the Liss Ard Estate. James Turrell is considered to be the greatest American Landscape Artist.
The Sky Garden is an enormous landscaped crater that is entered through New Grange like tunnel . There is a stone like bed at its centre upon which the viewer is invited to lie and view the sky. The combination of the quiet surroundings while reclining on the surprisingly comfortable stone and gazing at the changing composition of the moving clouds creates an extraordinarily peaceful experience. I visited the Sky Garden during the day time but I was advised by the tour guide that its an equally compelling experience when visited on a star studded night.