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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
    admin
    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.

    best,
    Lynn

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