Saturday, November 22, 2008

Living Walls and Wave Fields

Overpass at Pont Max Juvénal, Aix-en-Provence - designed by Patrick Blanc. Discussed in the Blue is the New Green article in the New York Times about water and green roofs.

I love these artistic green spaces. I've done my wildflower gardens and sometimes I have spread the seeds considering how the colors will blend together. I have had truckloads of dirt moved in - but I've never sculpted the earth like Lin. That would be something to do sometime.

These wave fields by Maya Lin looks like a fun places to visit. The last of 3 is at the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. The others are at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (see below) and at the courtyard of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. federal courthouse in Miami.

Apparently she is going to let what grow be what grows at Storm King. It would be fun to plant wildflowers on the waves.

Maya Lin's “Wave Field,” her new earthwork project at the Storm King Art Center.

"The Wave Field" 1995. Shaped earth; 100 x 100 feet. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.