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майя (1989)

Her parents had migrated to the United States from China, her father in 1948 and her mother in 1949, and settled in Ohio before Maya was born. They have two daughters, India and Rachel. Growing up, she did not have many friends and stayed home a lot.

She loved school and loved to study. When she was not studying, she took independent courses from Ohio University and spent her free time casting bronzes in the school foundry.

It was not until her 30s that she had a desire to understand her cultural background. She wants her two daughters to "know that part of their heritage".

These issues are explored in what Lin calls her latest memorial, What Is Missing? Lin also sits on the Natural Resources Defense Council board of trustees. The design was initially very controversial for several reasons. It was an unconventional and non-traditional design for a war memorial. Prominent businessman and later third party presidential candidate Ross Perot called her an "egg roll" after it was revealed that she was Asian. The Three Soldiers , a bronze statue of a group of soldiers and an American flag , was placed off to one side of her design.

Many argue that the memorial only honors the soldiers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War , and others believe that the color of the marble resembles disgust and sadness towards this specific war.

Yet, a 50-foot-high flagpole and an 8-foot-high statue of three soldiers were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to appease any external pressures.

Maya Lin calls herself a "designer," rather than an "architect. She has tried to focus less on how politics influences design and more on what emotions the space would create and what it would symbolize to the user. Her belief in a space being connected and the transition from inside to outside being fluid, coupled with what a space means, has led her to create some very memorable designs.

She has also worked on sculptures and landscape installations. In doing so, Lin focuses on memorializing concepts of time periods instead of direct representations of figures, creating an abstract sculptures and installations. According to Lin, art should be an act of every individual that is willing to say something that is new and not quite familiar. She first imagines an artwork verbally to understand its concepts and meanings. She believes that gathering ideas and information is especially vital in architecture, which focuses on humanity and life and requires a well-rounded mind.

That theme is shown in her art memorializing the changing environment and in charting the depletion of bodies of water. Somewhere between science and art, art and architecture, public and private, east and west....

I am always trying to find a balance between these opposing forces, finding the place where opposites meet... Lin was inspired by both diagrams of fluids in motion and photographs of ocean waves. She was intrigued by the idea of capturing and freezing the motion of water, and she wished to capture that movement in the earth, rather than through photography.

That was her first experience with earthworks. It is the largest and longest project that she has undertaken so far. Lin draws inspiration from the Serpent Mounds Native American burial mounds located in her home state, Ohio. It is meant to be a walkway for the viewers to experience, taking eleven minutes to complete.

She describes the piece as a drawing instead of a sculpture. It is a to-scale representation of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, and it is installed so that viewers may walk under the underwater mountain range. The sculptures are balanced on the deepest point of the sea. Lin wishes to call attention to the "unseen ecosystems" that people continue to pollute. The installation is located in a 3.

It has 21 rectangles, some raised and some depressed, resembling computer punch cards, a mainstay of early programming courses. The artwork is made of aluminum tubing that has been electrolytically colored during a process called anodization. In 2008, Lin completed a 30-ton sculpture called 2 x 4 Landscape, made of many pieces of wood, which was exhibited at the M. According to Lin, 2 x 4 Landscape was her attempt to bring the experience of Wavefield 1995 indoors.

The 2 x 4 pieces are also meant to be reminiscent of pixels, to evoke the "virtual or digital space that we are increasingly occupying. With the sculpture, Lin wanted to make a statement about water conservation and the importance of the Colorado River to Nevada in terms of energy and water. In 2013, Lin completed her largest work to date, A Fold in the Field. It was built from 105,000m cubic meters of earth, covering 3 hectares. It forms part of a private collection within a sculpture park, owned by Alan Gibbs , north of Auckland , New Zealand.

She aims to raise awareness about the loss of biodiversity and natural habitats by using sound, media, science, and art for temporary installations and a web-based project. Nature and the environment have been central concerns for Lin in both her art and architecture: The last memorial is "What Is Missing?

A Strong Clear Vision. Its title comes from an address she gave at Juniata College in which she spoke of the monument design process in the origin of her work; "My work originates from a simple desire to make people aware of their surroundings and this can include not just the physical but the psychological world that we live in.

Her opponent was W. Lin was supported by Yale President Richard Levin and other members of the Yale Corporation, and she was the officially endorsed candidate of the Association of Yale Alumni. A trend toward minimalism and abstraction was noted among the entrants and the finalists as well as in the chosen design for the World Trade Center Memorial.