"Avalanche," detail (1997)

"Avalanche," detail, 1997
Tempered glass, 10 x 19 x 21 feet
Installation at the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carlina
Photo by Jackson Smith
Courtesy the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and Gagosian Gallery, New York

"I think art is wonderful because it's everything you've ever known and everything you've ever done, somehow percolating up, working with ideas that you might want to explore. And then you can just wake up one morning and know what you want to do. The hissing of the heat."

- Maya Lin