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Found Interviews of Maya Lin

Found Interviews of Maya Lin

Perhaps most famous for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. she designed (shown in the picture), Maya Lin is an artist and architect whom I have found to be a terrific speaker. For a blog whose purpose is about presenting artists and their contexts– this one– she is an inspiration.

In this clip, she speaks about the meaning of that most famous memorial and what she thinks it means. I think the most interesting thing is she talks about viewing the monument as “a book out of doors,” not a structure. I’m doing this a little out of order, but this is a clip from (a site I will writing more about in a later post) on Youtube, and I think they removed the full version from their site. However, look at the last clip below for more on Maya Lin (from

This is a longer 8 minute video on Lin’s “Systematic Landscapes.” It is a documentary done [very well] for the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle by one Tyler Potts. I like that she discusses being uncertain creatively at point (spoiler: she gets past that in a very substantial way):

Here, she speaks more generally about her creative process and work. This is an interview conducted by Kathryn Adamchick, the Director of Education at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis:

And finally, for those who have the time, here is a long presentation by Maya Lin of her more recent works. By recent, I mean, her presentation was held a month ago (on September 17, 2009) at the California Academy of Sciences. This video is taken from To watch in full, you will either need to click here or the “Watch Full Video” button in the video player below.

The image is from the Vietname Veterans Memorial Fund.

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