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Maya Lin

The Secret Life of Grasses, 2018

PVC tube, lightweight soil, grasses (big bluestem [Andropogon gerardii], switchgrass [Panicum virgatum], and kernza [Thinopyrum intermedium]), oak, cable, and steel
10 × 12 in
25.4 × 30.5 cm
On loan
location
New Windsor
About the work
Storm King Art Center
New Windsor
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Artist Maya Lin has long taken climate change as a critical inspiration for her artistic …

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Artist Maya Lin has long taken climate change as a critical inspiration for her artistic production. This display includes three ten-foot-tall tubes, each housing a single stalk of prairie grass and making its entire structure—from root to tip—visible. The clear tubes demonstrate the extensive root systems shared by …

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Maya Lin, "The Secret Life of Grasses", 2018. Plants courtesy The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jerry L. … Read more
Maya Lin
American, b. 1959
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Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an …

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Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an undergraduate at Yale, Maya Lin has created works that reflect an environmentalist ethos. Frequently working in a large scale with technological tools such as sonar maps and satellite images, Lin re-imagines and reconstructs the …

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About the work
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Artist Maya Lin has long taken climate change as a critical inspiration for her artistic …

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Artist Maya Lin has long taken climate change as a critical inspiration for her artistic production. This display includes three ten-foot-tall tubes, each housing a single stalk of prairie grass and making its entire structure—from root to tip—visible. The clear tubes demonstrate the extensive root systems shared by …

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Maya Lin, "The Secret Life of Grasses", 2018. Plants courtesy The Land Institute, Salina, Kansas. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jerry L. … Read more
Maya Lin
American, b. 1959
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Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an …

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Best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. while still an undergraduate at Yale, Maya Lin has created works that reflect an environmentalist ethos. Frequently working in a large scale with technological tools such as sonar maps and satellite images, Lin re-imagines and reconstructs the …

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Maya Lin

The Secret Life of Grasses, 2018

PVC tube, lightweight soil, grasses (big bluestem [Andropogon gerardii], switchgrass [Panicum virgatum], and kernza [Thinopyrum intermedium]), oak, cable, and steel
10 × 12 in
25.4 × 30.5 cm
On loan
location
New Windsor
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