Maya Lin – “Pay attention to that which is invisible.”

Maya Lin, Blue Lake Pass, Systematic Landscapes, 2006, particle board

Maya Lin, Blue Lake Pass, Systematic Landscapes, 2006, particle board

“….viewers can walk through “Blue Lake Pass,” a particle-board construction based on the mountain range near Lin’s second home in Colorado – where she lives part of the year with her husband and two children.

Lin’s work, while often called minimalist, reflects her lifelong reverence for the natural world.

“Mine was a magical childhood,” Lin said. “I grew up in southeastern Ohio, which is extremely hilly – full of hills and streams. I spent a lot of time outdoors.”

As a teenager, she joined protests in the parking lot of her neighborhood supermarket against whaling and the use of steel animal traps. Today, the environmentalist and the mature artist are one. She continues to study and to celebrate nature in her work, while investigating the ways in which technology is changing how we see our world.

“Without preaching,” she said, “I’m interested in getting people to visualize what is below the surface. We tend not to pay attention to that which is invisible.”[1]

1. Maya Lin Looks at Nature- From the Inside. SFGate

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