Yingling Lin, Flower World I, 2020, Ceramic Stoneware,29.5'' x 45.5''
Communication is the most important thing in this world. No matter you want to know someone or something, or you are trying to describe yourself. I was an international student here in the US. English was not my first language, so it was very hard to describe to people my real ideas. I believed many people right here who are from different countries have the same issues as me.
Flowers represent the voice of every person, each kind of flower has its own flower language and meaning, just like every person and thing has its own meaning to this world, but they might not understand each other. When we are trying to explain ourselves or fighting, we always forget all of us are human in this world. Everyone should be equal but should not have racism and supplant.
Maybe some people still looking for the value of their existence, but this is our life point subject.
The United States is the place where I established my artistic dreams. For me, it was here that I began to have my artist journey and creation, and truly ignited my enthusiasm and hope for art.
Yingling Lin, Protection, 2019, Ceramic, 48'' x 48'' x 40''
When you are trying to protect someone or something, will you think a lot about what will be the best way to do it? Yingling recently made this sculpture based on translucent porcelain. She wishes that the audience can think about how the way it is when they are doing in protection and to listen to their mind for getting the answer when they are looking at the sculpture. That’s why she named this art piece Protection.
Protection is a sculpture full of triangle shapes. For Yinling, the triangle is a shape that represents protection, she got the idea from the roof, umbrella, arch, mountain, and tents. The color of the light is warm, so the audience can feel connected with the sculpture. She wants to show that art is not only what you see, it’s also how you feel and how it works.