Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Maya Lin - Avalanche

I think this piece's extremely creative use of pattern and texture provides a very interesting contrast both between the elements of the piece itself and the piece within the gallery space. While it's hard to tell from this photograph, it seems as if in front of the glass pyramid the floorboards have either been modified or wood has been laid on top of them to create the illusion of wavy bands swirling around it. This provides a nice counterpoint to the angular form of the pyramid, but the soft and delicate texture of the glass as well as its luminosity lends a quiet and stillness to the whole piece.

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