Friday, February 27, 2009

Systematic Landscape by Maya Lin


Maya Lin, the extraordinary artist who won the design competition for the VietnamVeterans Memorial while still an undergraduate architecture student at Yale University, exhibited this beautiful work of art at the De Young Museum from October 2008 through January 2009.

This sculpture, the largest in the Systematic Landscapes exhibit, is comprised of over 65,000 2x4 boards forming a ten-foot tall wave.





For a glimpse of how they installed this, click here.

6 comments:

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I watched a special on television over a year ago about her "wave field."
She is amazing... I didn't know about these, thanks for sharing!

beth said...

THAT is SO COOL!!!
what a great photo op !!!

Jemm said...

That is just really cool. The scale of it is amazing!

A Cuban In London said...

OK, OK, where do I start?

- I loved the first picture, it was more like a bird's eye view of the whole artwork.

- Then, I thoroughly enjoyed how you took us closer and closer to the actual body of work.

- The final photo is a screamer.

Many thanks for this lovely Sunday pressie.

Greetings from London.

Relyn said...

I love that you saw this exhibit. What amazing pictures you took. Remember my big weekend a few weeks ago now? Where I got to go to KC for two big plays and the art museum? There was a completely different exhibit there, but with a similar feel. I never got around to posting about it. You've inspired me. Again.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Middle Aged...
She also has a DVD worth watching.

Dear Beth,
It was really cool. The guard was laughing at me when I placed my camera on the floor for the last shot.

Dear Jemm,
You too can make this, if you ever have 65,000 2x4's lying around! I know you can design a beautiful floral arrangement around it.

Dear Cuban,
So glad you're back with your words of praise and appreciation. Thank you so much!

Dear Relyn,
If you took photos, I'd love to see them! Even if you didn't, they might have photos on their website...

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