Monday, November 17, 2008

Maya Lin, architect or artist?

Maya Lin
The New York Times offers this video essay on Maya Lin's most recent "Wave Field" installation at the magnificent and pastoral, 500-acre Storm King Art Center in New York. She is best known for the deeply moving Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. Lin won the competition for the memorial as a 21 year old student at Yale School of Architecture.

The video offers an inspiring look at her portfolio of projects and the vision behind her large installations, as well as, her smaller experimental works. It was interesting to us that she addresses, in this video, the feelings she encounters in her struggle between architecture and art.

Other Links to Maya Lin:
Documentary: "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision"
Peach Chapel
The Confluence Project

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