"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"With the 'Wave Field' in Michigan, it was for an aerospace engineering building and I had no idea what I was going to do. My site could have been in the building they were building or outside. And I just read up on aerospace and flight for three months and then came up with the idea of the 'Wave Field,' which is basically a book image of a natural occurring water wave that came about because flight requires resistance, and that led to turbulence studies, which led to fluid dynamics."
- Maya Lin