Wednesday, February 25, 2009
2x4 Landscape by Maya Lin
In this work Maya Lin plays with texture and, to some extent, pattern to create an object that is both accessible and interesting. She uses upright blocks to create a curvilinear landscape which the viewer can walk through and climb on. Unlike some artwork, which may call out to be touched but shouldn't be, Lin's work thrives off the notion that it's something that people see and want to interact with. When I first saw some of Lin's work, I thought it seemed somewhat boring, but looking closer into it and realizing that people could do more than just look at it gave me a deeper appreciation for/interest in her work.