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Maya Lin By: Alex Chung
Maya Lin’s Biography <ul><li>American/ Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Born October 5, 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio, Athens </li>...
Vietnam Veteran Memorial   <ul><li>As a 21 year old student architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veteran...
Inspirations <ul><li>She draw inspiration from culturally diverse sources which includes Japanese gardens, Hopewell Indian...
Women’s Table: Yale University, New Haven, Green Granite, 1993  <ul><li>A Fountain dedicated to women at Yale University  ...
The   Civil Rights Memorial: The Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery ,AL, Black Granite,1989  <ul><li>A water table th...
What is missing?, Listening Cone : The California Academy of Sciences, Bronze and Redwood, 2009  <ul><li>Last Memorial </l...
What is missing?, Listening Cone : The California Academy of Sciences, Bronze and Redwood, 2009
2x4 Landscape: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wood, 36 x 53 x 10, 2006  <ul><li>Composed of more than fifty thousand vertical tw...
Storm King Wavefield: Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, 2009  <ul><li>11 acres </li></ul><ul><li>The wavefield i...
The Museum of Chinese in America’s(MOCA):,NY,2009 <ul><li>Museum showing the Chinese history,  culture, and identity.  </l...
Description   <ul><li>Vietnam Veterans Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork: Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, DC, 1982...
Analyze   <ul><li>Medium: Black Granite </li></ul><ul><li>V- Shaped: It is unknown but it was said that the memorial resem...
Interpretation <ul><li>Before creating this piece Maya Lin knew nothing of the Vietnam war because she had never experienc...
Judgment  <ul><li>We should appreciate the courage of the many individuals who fought for a better world. </li></ul><ul><l...
What medium is used in this work? <ul><li>A: Stone </li></ul><ul><li>B: Green Granite  </li></ul><ul><li>C: Black Granite ...
Q: What is the name of this Memorial ? <ul><li>A: Women’s Table  </li></ul><ul><li>B: Vietnam Veteran  Memorial </li></ul>...
Q: Who was the famous who said this? <ul><li>” We will not be satisfied  until justice rolls down like waters and righteou...
What University did Maya Lin attended? <ul><li>A: MIT </li></ul><ul><li>B: Oxford University </li></ul><ul><li>C: Yale Uni...
What is the meaning of the “Listening Cone”? <ul><li>A: That all lives should be treated equally, and that one man can’t d...
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  1. 1. Maya Lin By: Alex Chung
  2. 2. Maya Lin’s Biography <ul><li>American/ Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Born October 5, 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio, Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Athens is also home of Ohio University. </li></ul><ul><li>Where Lin’s Mother, Julia Chang Lin, a poet, was a literature Professor, and her late father, Henry Huan Lin, was a ceramicist. </li></ul><ul><li>Style: Landscape/ Architecture/ Memorials </li></ul><ul><li>School: Yale University </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vietnam Veteran Memorial <ul><li>As a 21 year old student architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a class project, then entered it in the largest design competition in American history. </li></ul><ul><li>The V-shaped wall of black stone etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Her inspiring vision has since become the most-visited memorial in the nation's capital. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Inspirations <ul><li>She draw inspiration from culturally diverse sources which includes Japanese gardens, Hopewell Indian earthen mounds, and American earthworks from the 1960s and 1970s. </li></ul><ul><li>She also draws inspiration from her Chinese culture. An example would be the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and how it was V-shaped and it represented the Confucian symbol for Ren meaning “Man” or “Person”. </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples would be the Museum of Chinese in America’s and how the space reflects a memory of architectural touchstone of Chinese tradition. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Women’s Table: Yale University, New Haven, Green Granite, 1993 <ul><li>A Fountain dedicated to women at Yale University </li></ul><ul><li>Inscribed upon it is a spiral that traces the presence of women , counting women enrolled each year to Yale from when they were not expected to the present. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Civil Rights Memorial: The Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery ,AL, Black Granite,1989 <ul><li>A water table that intertwines historical events of the civil rights era. </li></ul><ul><li>It describes what was in effect a peoples’ movement, and how individual people changed history. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is missing?, Listening Cone : The California Academy of Sciences, Bronze and Redwood, 2009 <ul><li>Last Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Focus attention on species and places that have gone extinct or most likely disappear within our lifetime. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is missing?, Listening Cone : The California Academy of Sciences, Bronze and Redwood, 2009
  9. 9. 2x4 Landscape: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wood, 36 x 53 x 10, 2006 <ul><li>Composed of more than fifty thousand vertical two by four boards. </li></ul><ul><li>From above they transform a landscape into a pixel-like hill. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storm King Wavefield: Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, 2009 <ul><li>11 acres </li></ul><ul><li>The wavefield is comprised of seven rows undulating, rolling waves of earth and grass . </li></ul><ul><li>Height is from ten to fifteen feet, trough to trough distance of forty feet. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Museum of Chinese in America’s(MOCA):,NY,2009 <ul><li>Museum showing the Chinese history, culture, and identity. </li></ul><ul><li>The space is a specific memory, of an architectural touchstone of Chinese tradition. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Description <ul><li>Vietnam Veterans Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork: Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, DC, 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>When looking at this you see the names of men and women who had fought in the Vietnam War and gave their lives. It shows that we should acknowledge each individual for what they sacrificed in the war. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Analyze <ul><li>Medium: Black Granite </li></ul><ul><li>V- Shaped: It is unknown but it was said that the memorial resemble Confucian symbol, Ren , which means “man” or “person”. </li></ul><ul><li>Ren is defined as a journey from life to death and back again and embrace a humanistic view that everyone show strive to live in harmony because all people are as one. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interpretation <ul><li>Before creating this piece Maya Lin knew nothing of the Vietnam war because she had never experienced losing anyone she loved. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, Maya Lin’s interpretation of the Vietnam, the war and death was abstract and naturally influenced by teachings and values of her family. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Judgment <ul><li>We should appreciate the courage of the many individuals who fought for a better world. </li></ul><ul><li>For others its a place for acknowledgment for the bravery and sacrifice for loved ones who fought in the war. </li></ul>
  16. 16. What medium is used in this work? <ul><li>A: Stone </li></ul><ul><li>B: Green Granite </li></ul><ul><li>C: Black Granite </li></ul><ul><li>D: Bronze </li></ul>
  17. 17. Q: What is the name of this Memorial ? <ul><li>A: Women’s Table </li></ul><ul><li>B: Vietnam Veteran Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>C: Civil Rights Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>D: The Table </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q: Who was the famous who said this? <ul><li>” We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream .” </li></ul><ul><li>A: Malcolm X </li></ul><ul><li>B: Maya Lin </li></ul><ul><li>C: Mr. Green </li></ul><ul><li>D: Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul>
  19. 19. What University did Maya Lin attended? <ul><li>A: MIT </li></ul><ul><li>B: Oxford University </li></ul><ul><li>C: Yale University </li></ul><ul><li>D: Berkley University </li></ul>
  20. 20. What is the meaning of the “Listening Cone”? <ul><li>A: That all lives should be treated equally, and that one man can’t dominate over others. </li></ul><ul><li>B: That we should focus our attention on species or places that could go extinct. </li></ul><ul><li>C: Everything that is around you is spiritual and meaningful. </li></ul><ul><li>D: One man should rule over others and that everyone is weak and pathetic. </li></ul>

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