Maya Lin — American Architect born on October 05, 1959,

Maya Ying Lin is an American designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She first came to fame at the age of 21 as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C... (wikipedia)

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.
To fly we have to have resistance.
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.