Friday, October 23, 2009

Maya Lin Wavefield

I'm thrilled to be going to Storm King Art Center on Sunday to see Maya Lin's Wavefield.
Using the concept of fluid dynamics and applying sophisticated cartographic methods of measurement, Ms. Lin meticulously translated the scale, pacing, and pattern of mid-sea waves into gravel, earth, and grass. Each of the “waves” measures between 305 and 368 feet in length and, with the grasses, rises to a height of between ten and fifteen feet. Walking through the wavefield is akin to being amid large swells at sea: One may temporarily lose visual contact with adjacent waves and the horizon, or rise to the crest and see for miles.Maya Lin, American, 1959-
Storm King Wavefield, 2007-2008
Earth and grass; 240,000 square feet (11-acre site)

Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson

Also trying to do brunch at Blue Hill Farm
from the surrounding fields and pasture, as well as other local farms, Blue Hill at Stone Barns highlights the abundant resources of the Hudson Valley. There are no menus at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Instead, guests are presented with a list of over a hundred ingredients, updated daily, which contains the best offerings from the field and market.

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