Earthworks in Miniature

By Sue Liedke, posted on May 1, 2019

On my first visit to Storm King Art Center in New York State, I was enchanted by Maya Lin’s Wave Field (2009), an expansive field of undulating grassy earth, imitating the waves of the sea. Visitors can experience the piece from a distance or climb to the tops of the ten- to fifteen-foot waves that stretch for eleven acres. It’s an immersive landscape that’s both calming and surprising.

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