Maya Lin Lecture-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, February 6, 2012

Maya Lin Lecture

Friday, 10 February, 6PM, Carnegie Music Hall

maya linMaya Lin talks about her work, including her recent sculptures on view in the Heinz Architectural Center that reflect her passion for the environment.

Maya Lin's work embraces architecture, sculpture, nature, and ecology, taking a truly original approach to landscape. The spare yet powerful works on view in Maya Lin are imaginative re-creations of natural forms transformed into objects of contemplation. These sculptures and drawings are beautiful in their own right and provide surprising glimpses into aspects of nature—such as geographic forms, rivers, and inland seas—that remain otherwise unseen. Ranging from a room-sized installation evoking mountainous topography to a new wall installation of silver pins tracing the flow of the Ohio River, Lin's works evoke her own unique experience of the environment while encouraging visitors to consider the physicality of the world in which we live and our sympathetic existence with nature.

Maya Lin is on view at Carnegie Museum of Art February 11 through May 13.