Thursday, June 2, 2011
vietnam memorial wall
teh designer of this memorial was Maya Lin. Lin's conception was to create an opening or a wound in the earth to symbolize the gravity of the loss of the soldiers. Interesting enough this design was given a B grade in school by her professor at an earlier class she had taken.
the wall is only part of the vietnam memorial. Did you know there are 2 more memorials? tomorrow and the next day I will show those.
Many of you will recall a famous painting by Lee teter where a man is leaning against the wall with the reflections of the soldiers coming back. I would have loved to somewhat simulate that but impossible to do with the amount of people that visit DC during the day and night so this is my best shot.