Wouldn't it be nice to pull up the earth and cover yourself in the foundations of tall buildings? You could gather up floor tiles and sleep, waking to see the ground around you: enveloping and filthy. Maya Lin is brilliant at handling these constructions of the world. She has pioneered countless ways of pulling up the ground. She tugs gently at rolling hills, slabs of granite, and memory. In her new work, she also tussles the ocean floor, nudging the peaks and valleys of countless upside-down wet mountains. "Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes" is a perfect exhibition. Small, thoughtful, consistent and provoking, Lin focuses her new works on a reconsideration of tangible space. She turns the ocean floor into suspended wire grids, the Hutch Hutchy into shadows and pinpricks. Particle boards evoke the topography of the Rockies and steel frames echo where the Pacific Ocean meets the penninsula of the San Francisco Bay. You can visit "Systematic Landscapes" at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, October 25, 2008 — January 18, 2009.