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Maya Lin

 (born 1959)
Maya Lin is active/lives in New York.  Maya Lin is known for commemorative sculpture, environmental installations.

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Biography   Maya Lin


Best known for her unconventional public monuments, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, Maya Lin combines intuition with the tools of science.  Some have called her work a "spiritualized geometry," which she achieves by working with computer- enhanced imaging, aerial and satellite photography, topographic mapping.

Maya Lin was a 21-year-old undergraduate when her design for the Vietnam Memorial was chosen in 1981 from a field of more than a thousand proposals. Though she did no research prior to creating her design, she didn't want to be swayed by politics.  Lin sensed that Americans were still in pain. "I was trying to come to some understanding   ...  Displaying 750 of 11762 characters.

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