Maya Lin born 1959
Born Athens, Ohio
As a student at Yale University, Maya Lin redefined the conventional notion of a heroic war monument with her understated and controversial design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Although still best known for the memorial, Lin is an internationally recognized artist and architect whose work includes large-scale installations such as Storm King Wavefield.
Artist Karin Sander’s diminutive 3-D scanned portrait reflects the architect’s sense of herself as a small part of a global environment. Like so many of Lin’s own designs, the unconventionality of this portrait invites the viewer to look more closely and see the sitter in a new way.
Karin Sander (born 1957)
3-D color scan of the living person, polychrome 3-D printing, black and white, scale 1:5, 2014