Artist and architect Maya Lin will give a free lecture at the University of Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 20. Lin will discuss her two newest projects in the Northwest involving outdoor installations.
The Confluence Project stretches 438 miles along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. It’s comprised of six outdoor installations that began in 2005 and will be complete in 2017.
Confluence Executive Director Colin Fogarty says native leaders and elders from Columbia River tribes asked Maya Lin to do the project.
Fogarty: “Each one of these art installations includes information and details about the Lewis and Clark expedition, but we connect people to a more inclusive history that is about the 10,000 year history of native tribes in the Pacific Northwest along the Columbia River system.”
Maya Lin is best known for creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Lin’s newest project, “What is Missing?” focuses on the environment and loss of natural outdoor habitats.
Lin speaks at the EMU Ballroom on the U of O campus Thursday evening at 7:30.