"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Maya Lin in Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)
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Maya Lin catapulted into the public eye when she submitted the winning design in the national competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Trained as an artist and architect, her sculptures, parks, monuments, and architectural projects are linked by a desire to make a place for individuals within the landscape.
Maya Lin is featured in the Season 1 episode "Identity" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".