08 May 2009

Waves of Grass

There's a nice article and video today in the NY Times about Maya Lin's new installation, called 'Storm King Waveform,' in the New York mountains. The waves so wonderfully echo the form of the hills behind them, and seem to give the sense of a green ocean lapping at the feet of those same hills. The photo (above) with the fall colors is really nice.

John and I recently watched a documentary, 'Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision,' that basically chronicles her entry into the world of landscape art, architecture and design when she won the competition for the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. Fascinating. Her stoicism and commitment - at the tender age of 21 - to her ultimate purpose during the barrage of criticisms hurled at her design is pretty inspiring.

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