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Portland Tribune: Maya Lin Completing Largest Public Art Project

posted by Randall

Maya LinMaya Lin’s Confluence Project will span some 438 miles along the Columbia River and go through Oregon and Washington, reports the Portland Tribune (Photo by Christmas w/a K)

It will be the largest public arts project in the United States.

Five of the six sites in public parks along the river are complete with the sixth just getting one million dollars in funding from the Schnitzer family.Confluence Project

“The fact that we could have a conversation is part of what the Confluence Project stands for,” she says. “Sometimes it is not the physical building that counts. It’s about the ideas, dialogue and discussion that has taken place.”

The Confluence Project will weave the stories of the Native American tribes along the Columbia River with information from the journals of Lewis and Clark two centuries ago.

Lin is best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC

 

 

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