Artist Q&A with Lin Evola
Why did you become an artist?
I learned to walk and talk at the same time that I began to draw, and I continued to make art as I grew up. At 10 years old my mother took a group of us children to The Art Institute of Chicago. I remember very distinctly how I felt when I looked up and witnessed huge paintings by Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell – which became known as Abstract Expressionism – hanging on all the walls around us. I felt like my skin was turned inside out. I knew who I was.
How is your work different than everything else out there?
Every artist discovers their own visual language that is based on how we see, how we hold our tools, and what tools we choose to make art. My art is produced partially or completely from metal from weapons. I use a lot of reflective surfaces to engage the viewer in reaching a conceptual interaction with the art itself.
What’s different about your current body of work?
Visually my art adds information and layers of meanings, staying tight to the basic empowerment for humanity to build peace. Implementing physics, numbers, and writing, I use a tempo bringing the viewer from a microcosm to a macrocosm in vision. Are you looking at a microscopic image? Is it pulsating? Are you looking at outer space? The layouts of the Peace Signs take about a month. I mix my own paints from pigment, and often include the weapons metal in the ink.
What’s coming up for you?
The Peace Angels Project is working on the 12 … Click here to read more