The artist Maya Lin unveiled her “Wave Field” at Storm King Art Center in April. Don’t let my bootleg photo fool you: it is absolutely breathtaking. This permanent installation molds acres of land into precise waves recreated based on mathematical calculations. There’s also an exhibition of recent works by Ms. Lin that is not to be missed (you have until September to drive one hour north of NYC to see it). Storm King has the largest collection of supersize sculptures from artists such as Richard Serra, Mark DiSuvero, and Louise Nevelson to name but a few. A snakey rock wall by Andy Goldsworthy disappears into a pond only to re-emerge climbing a hill nearby to the Wave Field. Does the Wave Field change the feng shui of the landscape? Yes, it does. And one needs only to stand inside of it to feel the enormously positive chi energy it has created. You’ll recall that Ms. Lin was also the brainchild behind the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. I am in awe of her talent.
2 responses to “MAYA’S AMAZING WAVE FIELD”
This is fabulous – what an incredibly talented artist and what vision. How to see something this big and create it always amazes me, xv.
Thank you for posting. I was blown away by this and all the other sculpture at Storm King. To see a fifty foot high red DiSuvero towering in the distance over a green field is awe-inspiring and to get up close to it while hiking the property….heaven. Unfortunately, there are strict copyright laws being enforced as the artists are all major so I will not risk posting my other photos here. Check out the Storm King website for more photos. Better yet, try to get there for a real time visit!