What is Missing Foundation

What is Missing? Asks us to look at a memorial not as a singular, static object, but as a work that can exist in multiple forms and places around the world.

Designed as Maya Lin’s last memorial, the project proposes that we look at a memorial not as a singular static object, but as a work that can exist in multiple sites simultaneously, both online on an interactive site and in various physical locations. The MaddocksBrown Foundation provided a grant to the What is Missing? Foundation to support this project and its mission. The mission of the What is Missing? Foundation is to create, through science-based artworks, an awareness about the current mass species extinction crisis, connecting the disappearance of species to the primary causes of habitat degradation and loss. By creating innovative artworks that utilize sound, media, and science, the project connects viewers with both the species and places that have disappeared or will most likely disappear if we do not act to protect them.