Maya Lin, the internationally known designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, paid a visit to Sterling Technologies Inc. this summer in Lake City.
The reason? Sterling Technologies is rotomolding parts for what Lin calls the Listening Cone, part of her science-based artwork called What is Missing? A series of Listening Cones in cities around the world will play sound and video that highlight the threats to biodiversity, habitat loss and extinct species caused by the actions of mankind.
How did Maya Lin, who has a studio in New York, link up with Sterling Technologies?
According to Sterling President Greg Cronkhite, the company had made rotomolded small seats for outdoor parks for one of her earlier projects.
Sterling is molding the cone from 100 percent recycled plastic.
The Listening Cone is an example of Sterling Technologies' flexibility. We're willing do to low-volume and high-volume molding, Cronkhite said.