Vietnam Veteran Memorial

Wenjing Zhong

After hearing Maya Lin talking about the most important masterpiece as a female architect, I started to realize how revolutionary and profound the Vietnam Veteran Memorial must be to win the blind competition of over 1,400 designs, and finally got built among tremendous controversies and criticisms because of her age, experience and most importantly, her race.

When I first learned about the Vietnam Veteran Memorial, my understanding was as simple as others: It is a monument which records all the names of people who died in the Vietnam War. In fact, so many details and design inspirations are hided in its deceptive, simple appearance. First of all, the polished black ...

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alphabetically on the wall like a telephone book, she created a subtle way that put the names chronologically which starts from the center of the wall.

Besides the art aspects, I appreciate this artwork more because even with endless criticisms on the design and the designer herself, she didn't step back and firmly believe that it could help American get out of the wound while still memorizing the war and the people who died for it.

Located at the intersection of Second Street, which is also known as Willie Nelson Boulevard, and Lavaca Street, a massive bronze sculpture of Willie Nelson stands right there. The name of this 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture is simply called "Willie Nelson statue". The statue was disclosed to the public on April 20, 2012 at precisely 4:20 PM. The sculptor's name is Clete Shields, who is a self-taught sculptor living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the same year as the sculpture unveiled, it was voted into the permanent collection of ...

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Added: 10/31/2017 10:52:47 PM
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