Istanbul, Turkey Next: London, United Kingdom
Maya Lin (American, 1959)
Analemmatic Sundial, 2003 (left)
Equatorial Sundial, 2003 (right)
Turkish granite and stainless steel, 14 feet in diameter
This work comprised of two sundials by Maya Lin was commissioned by FAPE in 2001. They were installed at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul in 2003.
Lin is a renowned modernist and architectural designer, best known for the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, DC. Born in Athens, Ohio, Lin has been influenced by the topography of southeastern Ohio, as well as by the earth artists of the 1960s and 1970s, drawing on inspiration for her work from her profound respect for the natural environment. She brings a contemporary perspective to the theme of landscape by merging the rational order of technology with the transcendental and irregular forms of nature. Lin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and her artwork has been exhibited throughout the world.
Gift of the artist with additional funding provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Nancy M. Folger, Elizabeth Pozen and Elizabeth Szancer
© Maya Lin Photograph: FAPE