Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

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March 18, 2013
The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design. Read Full Article
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  Maya Lin in her New York City studio. Her latest multimedia work, What is Missing?, is a memorial for extinct species.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Maya Lin in her New York City studio. Her latest multimedia work, What is Missing?, is a memorial for extinct species.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Lin’s 2004 earthwork Eleven Minute Line in Wanås, Sweden, is inspired, inpart, by the Native American effigy, the Great Serpent Mound, in her native Ohio.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Lin’s 2004 earthwork Eleven Minute Line in Wanås, Sweden, is inspired, inpart, by the Native American effigy, the Great Serpent Mound, in her native Ohio.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Rows of rolling earth comprise the 2009 Storm King Wavefield, the artist’s largest site-specific installation.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Rows of rolling earth comprise the 2009 Storm King Wavefield, the artist’s largest site-specific installation.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Lin's Stones outdoor furniture line for Knoll was recently reintroduced in recycled polyethylene.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Lin's Stones outdoor furniture line for Knoll was recently reintroduced in recycled polyethylene.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  The 2011 work Silver Hudson renders the waterway in recycled silver.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    The 2011 work Silver Hudson renders the waterway in recycled silver.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  For more on the artist's foundation, visit whatismissing.net  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    For more on the artist's foundation, visit whatismissing.net

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Flow features undulating wood blocks and is from Bodies of Water.  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Flow features undulating wood blocks and is from Bodies of Water.

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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  Water Line, part of Lin’s 2009 show Systematic Landscapes, is made from aluminum tubing and paint, and it is meant to mimic the topography of the ocean floor. “Water is just something I’m fixated on, always have been.”  Photo by: Michael Lewis

    Water Line, part of Lin’s 2009 show Systematic Landscapes, is made from aluminum tubing and paint, and it is meant to mimic the topography of the ocean floor. “Water is just something I’m fixated on, always have been.”

    Photo by: Michael Lewis

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