Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Maya Lin Refurbishing Sculpture On Ohio State Campus
Artist and architectural designer Maya Lin is working to restore an outdoor sculpture at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts that she looks back on as a career breakthrough.
Lin is visiting Saturday to help replace some of the 43 tons of shattered, recycled glass in the sculpture known as Groundswell. She’ll deliver a talk on the process Sunday.
Best known for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Lin’s work now spans the globe. She grew up in Athens, Ohio, where her Chinese immigrant parents taught at Ohio University.
The conical mounds and orderly pattern of Groundswell are meant to evoke nature, the contours of southern Ohio’s Native American earthworks and the order of a Zen garden.
Completed in 1993, it was Lin’s first outdoor, site-specific artwork.