Maya Lin, Interview with Bill Moyers, ed. 2015

This is the final part of the interview which is intriguing for the way it is undulating and transgressing boundaries….. MAYA LIN: Well, because when you’re so young, what do you have going for you? Total belief in what you’ve done. There was no doubt. I think as you get older, we all begin to have doubts. I think when you’re 20 years old, you’re right. And I knew I was right, and once it was up, they would get it. How were you so sure of that? Because I just knew. If we all think back to when we’re Read More

Maya Lin, 1981, Graduation Speech

Reflection on Art within Society “My work originates from the simple desire to make people aware of their surroundings. And this can include not just the physical but the psychologic world we are living in. This desire has at times led me to become involved in art works, which are as much politically motivated as they are aesthetically based, creating works focusing on some sobering realities of our age. An artist fights to maintain the integrity of our work so that it remains a strong, clear vision. As artists – and that should be, the acting individuals – we need Read More

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