Maya Lin, What Is Missing? And Celadon Greens

Friday, February 26, 2010

There's a good article down at the WSJ on Chinese American artist Maya Lin talking about her work at MOCA and her new project "What Is Missing?" - multimedia portrait of the planet that she hopes will help put a focus on species threatened with extinction (with a new site going live on April 22nd):

The project harks back to the stark honesty of Ms. Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which brought her fame (and controversy) almost three decades ago. The monument makes it impossible to ignore the 58,261 names of U.S. soldiers engraved on the shiny black granite. Likewise, it should be difficult to turn away from the sounds and images of a depleted ecosystem.
Read it in full here.