Menlo Park: Nonviolence activist announces large-scale sculpture plans


Artist and nonviolence activist Lin Evola announced she plans to build a 64-foot-tall sculpture somewhere in Silicon Valley at a recent fundraiser at Art Ventures Gallery, 888 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park.

She plans to launch a campaign in July to begin collecting weapons to melt down to become part of the sculpture. Evola works with local law enforcement agencies to collect weapons for the raw material for her sculptures, which often take the form of "peace angels."

The Silicon Valley sculpture will take a different shape – a peace sign – and Francine Weiss, a spokesperson for the Peace Angels Project, reports Evola intends to use collected e-waste for the Silicon Valley sculpture, unlike the others. People interested in getting involved can contact Evola through

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