“Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?”
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Maya Lin is currently working on what will be her last memorial, entitled What is Missing? which will focus on bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Once again reinventing what a monument can be, What is Missing? will be a multi-sited work existing in select scientific institutions, online as a website, and as a book. It will debut at the California Academy of Sciences in September 2009 with a sound and media installation located at the Academy's East Terrace.
Walking In The Rain
How would you like to walk in the rain,
On a dark and cloudy night,
When all that lies around you
Seem not to be in sight.
The business of the day dies away
In the night of dark mist
And unwelcome fright.
The singing of the birds,
The howling of the wind
The fragrance once captured entwines itself and spins,
All that can be heard, seen and sensed
Have journey through the night
And captured itself out of sight.