The Wave Field is truly an artistic treasure of North Campus. If you don’t know, The Wave Field is an earthen sculpture on the Southeast side of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Building. It was designed and created by Maya Lin, an artist well known for creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC in addition to the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery Alabama. The Wave Field is also a memorial to Francois-Xavier Bagnoud. Perhaps the most unique aspect of The Wave Field is the way the appearance changes depending on the time of day. Different amounts of sunlight have the ability to alter the shadows the waves create and highlight new parts of this work of art. By simply allowing for the passage of time, the viewer can experience this piece in a variety of ways. I strongly encourage anyone who has not been to take a few moments out of your day to sit and enjoy this piece of the Michigan difference.
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