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An Ephemeral Ebb and Flow

Our View From Here

“Our View From Here,” Linn Meyers. Photo: Cathy Carver

Stretching the entire circumference of the inner-circle galleries on the second level of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is Linn Meyers’ largest work, “Our View From Here.” This temporary drawing will be painted over after it ends its yearlong run May 14, 2017.

Meyers creates her works by hand-drawing thousands of closely spaced, rippling lines, each nested beside the one that came before it. Drawing alone for long hours each day with a type of marker often used by graffiti writers, she welcomes the imperfections that are a natural part of working without templates or taped lines. The resulting patterns flow and pulse with energy.

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