maya lin: here and there at pace gallery, london
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apr 07, 2013
maya lin: here and there at pace gallery, london


‘ here and there’ by maya lin, pace gallery, london
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using the forms of the diminishing geography of the world’s watersheds, american artist and architect maya lin has created a series of sculptural maps
and drawings that seek to translate enormous natural phenomena into a relatable scale. the use of a single material in these visualized topographies
helps to abstract complex, scientific data points into marble, wood, silver and steel ideas of information. what begins as a rational translation becomes
streamlined forms that are both faithful to the essence of the landscape and transcendent in the their materialization of unseen surfaces.

 

 

 

installation view at pace london
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lin uses pins to map critical bodies of water so as to emphasize their dimishing dynamism
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