"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."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Speaking from her Manhattan studio in late 2012 and early 2013, artist Maya Lin discusses her new body of work, which is shown at The Pace Gallery in New York City. Lin began this series of sculptures by examining New York’s ecological past—going back to the time when streams and marshes covered Manhattan through to Hurricane Sandy when rising sea levels wreaked havoc on the city. As a lifelong environmental activist, Lin has continually created artworks that encourage viewers to rethink their immediate surroundings.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Ian Forster, Rafael Salazar Moreno & Ava Wiland. Sound: Amanda Long & Ava Wiland. Editor: Morgan Riles. Additional Media Courtesy: ABC News, Google Maps, Metropolitan Transit Authority & WNYC. Artwork Courtesy: Maya Lin & The Pace Gallery. Special Thanks: James Ewart.