Saturday, February 28, 2009

Maya Lin

This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Maya Lin. She used black stones and carved the names of the soldiers onto the surface. The carved names makes the people who went to see the memorial want to touch the surface of the stone. The smooth cold stone gives a feeling of lost, confusion, acceptance, and removal. The surface of the project brings out memories of the people. The black stones also reflects back the image of the viewer.

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