Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Maya Lin has altered the scale of these two-by-fours to create a large-scale landscape. By cutting and layering over 50,000 boards, she creates a rolling mountain or wave structure that covers approximately twenty-four hundred square feet. She is able to manipulate a structure with set dimensions and make a significantly larger structure with curvilinear form. This relates to our own manipulations with scale and size from our homework assignment. I like how she creates an organic looking structure from a rectilinear material.