Maya Lin’s work embraces architecture, sculpture, nature, and ecology, taking a truly original approach to landscape. The spare yet powerful works on view in Maya Lin are imaginative re-creations of natural forms transformed into objects of contemplation. These sculptures and drawings are both beautiful in their own right and provide surprising glimpses into aspects of nature—such as geographic forms, rivers, and inland seas—that remain otherwise unseen. Ranging from room-sized installations evoking mountainous topography to delicate wall installations of silver pins tracing the flow of American rivers, Lin’s works evoke her own unique experience of the environment while encouraging visitors to consider the physicality of the world in which we live and our sympathetic existence with nature.
The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.