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Rock Field

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Rock Field

Artist: Maya Ying Lin (American, born 1959)
Date: 1997
Medium: glass
Dimensions:
variable
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1999.2.a-.ss
Accession number: 1999.2.a-.ss
Classification: sculpture
Copyright:Maya Lin Studio, Inc., courtesy The Pace Gallery
Label TextRock Field, a work comprised of 45 blown glass forms arranged randomly on the floor, invites connections between stone and water. The rounded forms resemble hardened drops of water or perhaps mimic a river bed that has been transformed by water over the ages. Rock Field establishes a relationship between water and stone, stone and glass. Maya Lin’s artwork is inspired by the land, and how we relate and respond to the earth. In Lin’s interpretation of the landscape, nature’s materials become inseparable; earth, stone, and water merge and emerge as one.
Exhibition History"Maya Lin: Topologies,"Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art," Winston-Salem (1/24/98-3/29/98); Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland (5/15/98-89/98); Des Moines Art Center (2/17/99-5/23/99); Contempoary Arts Museum, Houston (7/17/99-9/12/99)
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