Shop – The Sculptures & Paintings of Andrew Lindell
Shop - The Sculptures & Paintings of Andrew Lindell
Who are you? (Bio)
I have been building and dreaming since birth. Influenced by great aunt and uncle who had a collection of Canadian abstract art collection from the 60’s and 70’s. Work as a scenic master carpenter in film. In early 20’s I lived in Arviat Nunavut for two years. I believe art can enrich and has healing properties. I have work in the U S and Canada. Manulife art collection.
What do you do? Clearly define your medium or what service(s) you provide.
Sculpture and paint
Why did you get started?
Tell us about the 1st time you knew what you were doing was the way you wanted to approach your art.
Doris Mccarthy said if you want an interesting life become an artist.
What are you working on right now? (anything you have coming up!)
I’m working with caribou antlers, wood, and graphite. I am going to Nunavut to collaborate with artists there. Bring awareness to the awesome culture the Inuit have.
Describe your creative process?
I am trying new techniques every day. I am a master carpenter at age 59. So I use what is available to me from the scenic film world which I have been working in for the last 20 years. Lately, I have treated CNC castoffs from films such as It and Shazam with Charvin oils to produce abstract art.
Who is your art for? Why is it important?
I will be in the AGO and National gallery one day but my art is for everyone who loves color and form to enhance their life. My art brings awareness to our vital times and creates a contemplative dialogue.
What is the hardest part about being an artist?
Rejection. Try and try again
If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be and why?
Stay in school
If you had to pitch a collaborative project to the community, what would it be?
An exchange program with Inuit and Aboriginal artists from Australia.
What is one thing you'd like to fix in the art community?
Stop wasting resources
Why is art and creativity important for the community at large?
It fosters a positive approach to life
Have you had to deal with isolation, mental illness, and/or homelessness? What did you learn from your experience?
I had an eating and anxiety disorder. I learned that life is a state of mind
What are your views on isolation, homelessness, and mental illness in the arts community?
Art is therapeutic
What are some steps artists can take to cope with isolation, homelessness, mental illness?
There are many resources to choose your path. Be courageous and ask for help
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