Monday 23 February 2009

Translating the landscape Maya Lin




Maya Lin works with a vocabulary of form culled from her study of landscape. By altering scale and materials, she creates works that connect the ideal and the real. The three installations all engage with the problem of bringing land masses into architecture by translating landscapes, two real and one imagined, into the materials of architecture while inviting viewers to move under, on, or through the works. I feel that Mayas work is excellent inspiration for my concept. I love the idea of translating the landscape from a complex series of forms into one form. This aspect of translation is important to my concept.

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