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Maya Lin

Ghost Forest Baseline

On View
Jul 15 – Aug 26, 2022
New York
 
Exhibition Details:

Maya Lin
Ghost Forest Baseline
Jul 15 – Aug 26, 2022

Gallery:

540 West 25th Street
New York

Connect:

@pacegallery

Above: Maya Lin, Ghost Forest Baseline Z, 2022 © Maya Lin Studio

Pace Gallery is pleased to present Ghost Forest Baseline, an installation of 50 tree sections produced in four unique variations, directly derived from Maya Lin’s monumental installation Ghost Forest, previously on view in Madison Square Park.

During the deinstallation of Ghost Forest, large sections of each tree were set aside and given to Rocking the Boat, an organization in the south Bronx that teaches teenagers how to make boats. Other, smaller sections were held back by Lin. In collaboration with a skilled woodworker, these sections were then pared down and finished, producing four sets of stool-like wood sections that Lin will organize into a constellation of organic shapes, reminiscent of the original installation. 

Ghost Forest was a very important project for Lin on both a professional and personal level. The Baselines were born out of a desire to keep this project alive. In extending the life of these objects, the artist hopes to also extend the important ecological conversation that drove her concept initially and is central to her practice. 

 
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© Jesse Frohman

About the Artist

Maya Lin critically engages with notions of site and place, exploring the development of systems in order to reflect on the environment, creating objects that invite contemplation—intellectual, sensorial, and physical—of the natural world. For Lin, the idea of experience, movement, and nature are integral to her work, heightening spatial perception and environmental awareness. Her approach to artmaking often finds its origins in science rather than art, demonstrated in her application of satellite technology and cartographic techniques.

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