Monday, November 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM EST
Maya Lin’s ‘What Is Missing?’
Maya Lin, "What Is Missing?" Listening Cone, 2009, installed at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. (Photo: Bruce Damonte Photography, Inc. © Maya Lin Studio, Inc., courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York.)
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Architect, designer, and environmental artist Maya Lin carved a permanent, powerful place in the American heart with her Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
She was 21 when she drew that black granite line in history, and she went on to a wide-ranging life in design.
Ten years ago, Maya Lin announced she was out of the memorial business entirely. But now, she’s done one more: to all the species vanished or vanishing from the Earth. A king-sized listening cone, filled with the sounds of birds and frogs and primates slipping away.
This hour, On Point: Maya Lin and “What Is Missing?”
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A king-sized listening cone, filled with the sounds of birds and frogs and primates slipping away.