Sunday, March 29, 2009

poetic

Speaking of balancing work and art, Maya Lin (of Vietnam Veterans Memorial fame) has maintained a careful balance between art and architecture throughout her career. She has succeeded in creating a remarkable body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, as well as architectural works and memorials. Ms. Lin's website is also an interactive art piece.



Her latest earth works project is installed at Storm King Art Center. "Landscape is the context and the source of inspiration for Ms. Lin's art. She peers curiously at the landscape through a twenty-first century lens, merging rational and technological order with notions of beauty and the transcendental."

Maya Lin: Bodies of Water is on view in Storm King’s museum building through November 15, 2009.