In our editorial series, Studio Visits, we explore varying creative processes by connecting with artists of all types. Since its founding, LCD’s intention has been to support and nurture contemporary arts and independent creators with unique points of view. This series focuses on the personality behind these individually developed processes, by examining the people and passions behind the work.
Here we talk to Evelynn Escobar, a self-described multi-dimensional force of nature. She is a change maker and the founder of Hike Clerb, an LA based intersectional womxn’s hike club and 501c(3) founded in 2017. Hike Clerb is equipping Black, Indigenous, womxn of color with the tools, resources and experiences they need to collectively heal in nature from Los Angeles and beyond. LCD has been a long time fan, both of Evelynn and her work, and we were excited to catch up with her, finding it fitting to meet in an outdoor space, Los Angeles State Historic Park.
I’d have to say Los Angeles! Hike Clerb would not have begun had I not moved here. The accessibility of nature in a sprawling city like LA makes it easy to stay inspired and tapped in. The culture of taking it easy, prioritizing self-care and wellness, etc. has definitely infiltrated my creative process and outlook.
Name a few things that inspire your creative decisions.
Definitely my younger self, my identity and curiosities.
Do you have any other outlets or mediums for creativity that you seek?
I am a self-taught nail artist. For me, painting my nails is like a form of meditation. I love how expressive the act is.
An outfit that you would be happy to have on repeat?
I love a good set or jumpsuit moment.
LCD stands for Lust, Covet, Desire… what are you currently LCD’ing?
Lust: Too much home decor to name, Covet: A 4-day work week, Desire: A tropical vacation