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I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.

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Aligning Reeds (1985) New Haven Connecticut
Civil Rights Memorial (1988–89) Montgomery Alabama
Open-Air Peace Chapel (1988–89) Juniata College Huntingdon Pennsylvania
Topo (1989–91) Charlotte Sports Coliseum Charlotte North Carolina
Eclipsed Time(1989–95) Pennsylvania Station New York New York
Women's Table (1990–93) Yale University New Haven Connecticut
Weber House (1991–93) Williamstown Massachusetts
Groundswell (1992–93) Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Ohio
Museum for African Art (1992–93) New York New York. Lin's conception was to create an opening or a wound in the earth to symbolize the gravity of the loss of the soldiers. Opponents of the design also voiced objection because of Lin's Asian heritage.

C. She is best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D. Maya Ying Lin (born October 5 1959) is an American architectural designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art.

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