International Sculpture Day (IS Day), on April 27th, is a worldwide event celebrating the many ways sculpture and public art impact and improve people’s lives. IS Day, first initiated by the International Sculpture Center (ISC) in 2015, occurs on the last Saturday of April. On this day, Artists and groups interested in the Arts, host events including workshops, studio tours, gallery openings, performances, project dedications, and more, celebrating how sculpture, in its many forms, improves lives.

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Maya Lin – On Pins and Needles

lin5-featureHere & There – New York. Installation View. Courtesy Pace Gallery

When Maya Lin (American, b. 1959) created “Storm King Wavefield” in 2009, she was in sync with the mores of late 1960s artists including Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Dennis Oppenheim and Robert Smithson, each of them prominent in the Earthworks or Land Art movement. Lin’s “Wavefield” is an undulating terrain of grasses rolling across an eleven-acre site within the five hundred-acre sculpture park in Mountainville, New York.  Continue reading