Maya Lin Oral History

Video directed by Graham Mason © Storm King Art Center, 2018

Maya Lin’s site-specific earthwork, Storm King Wavefield, 2007–08, offers visitors panoramic views of Schunnemunk Mountain and the Hudson Highlands as well as immersive experiences within its grassy waves. In this interview, Lin describes her selection of this 11-acre site―a former gravel pit that supplied material for the New York State Thruway―and the ongoing maintenance required by this organic, living work.
Interview Transcript
Interview with
Maya Lin
Conducted by
Sarah Dziedzic
Interview Date
June 22, 2018
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Artworks Discussed
Storm King Wavefield

Maya Lin

Storm King Wavefield, 2007–08

Exhibitions and programs discussed

Indicators: Artists on Climate Change

May 19 – November 12, 2018

Maya Lin: Bodies of Water

May 9 – November 15, 2009