The latest artistic endeavor from Maya Lin, the landscape architect turned sculptor best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), is “Systematic Landscapes, ” an exhibit of new sculptures, drawings and installations. The show opened October 24 and runs until January 18 at the M.H. De Young Museum, in the Hagiwara Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
“Systematic Landscapes” is a traveling exhibit that began at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and went to venues in San Diego and St. Louis. It is scheduled to go next to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Three large pieces, including “2 x 4 Landscape” (above), are in the show, and all of them allow visitors to interact with the art in different ways. You can walk underneath the hanging sculpture called “Water Line, ” for example, and walk through “Blue Lake Pass, ” which is made of particle-board and is based on the mountain range in Colorado where Lin maintains a second home.
What follows is a listing Lin’s career artistic achievements, from an article on the exhibit in the San Francisco Chronicle :
1982: Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Washington, D.C.
1988: The Peace Chapel; Juniata College, Pa.
1989: Civil Rights Memorial; Montgomery, Ala.
1993: The Women’s Table; Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
1995: The Wave Field; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1999: Langston Hughes Library; Clinton, Tenn.
2000: Confluence Project; installations along the Columbia and Snake
rivers in Washington state
2000: Boundaries (Simon & Schuster)
2000: Time Table, Stanford University, Palo Alto
2003: Chosen as a member of the selection jury of the World Trade Center
Site Memorial Competition
2005: Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters
2005: Elected to the National Women’s Hall of Fame