maya lin exhibition: systematic landscapes

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@ the henry art gallery Apr 22,2006–Sep 3,2006

i really love this piece by maya lin (blue lake pass).  she reorganizes a terrain from colorado into a geologic experience that is split into 3′x3′ sections.  it gives one a new sense of topography that I love.

i also find it to be a beautiful new approach to “the map”….taking the terrain into a 3D experience.

Tags: architecture, art, landscape, sculpure

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2 Comments on "maya lin exhibition: systematic landscapes"

  1. lynn
    Toma Villa
    29/03/2011 at 5:27 am Permalink

    Hi, my name is Toma Villa I am a native artist from Portland Or. I spend my summers fishing the river and looking for iron pours to attend. I have seen your piece out by my house on the river and loved it. I have always thought that place would make a great sculpture park.
    I have recently apply for the project out at Celilo Village that’s in collaboration with you, so hopefully we might cross paths some day.

  2. lynn
    18/04/2011 at 10:04 am Permalink

    Hi Tom~

    It sounds like you are interested in similar things to myself. Fishing on a river near a sculpture park sounds amazing! However, I am not working on any projects in your area, just yet. ;)
    I looked to the work of Maya Lin as inspiration for my personal work in creating mapping sculptures…in particular my thesis work for Parsons called “Tread Erosion”. It was a paper sculpture that displayed the imagined erosion of the 2nd floor of MoMA, caused by the movement of people through the area. Here’s some more info about the project.


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