"The Wave Field" is a series of fifty grass waves in eight rows, covering approximately 10,000 square feet. It is located outside the François-Xavier Bagnoud Building on North Campus, at the southeast corner of Hayward and Beal St. It is the work of sculptor Maya Lin.  It is a great place to play ultimate frisbee, soccer and any other game involving running or jumping.

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Commissioned by the Association FXB in memory of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (‘82 Aerospace Engrg.), and gift of his mother, Countess Albina du Boisrouvray. A pure earth sculpture occupying a 90’ square space and representing a naturally occurring wave pattern, artist Maya Lin described it as "...pure poetry. It is a very gentle space that exists on a very human scale. It is a sanctuary, yet it’s playful, and with the changing shadows of the sun, it is completely transformed throughout the day. ‘The Wave Field’ expresses my desire to completely integrate a work with its site, revealing the connectedness of art to landscape, or landscape as art." Lin is best known as the artist who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, AL.