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
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