“Nova Hall is one of the most promising visual artists of his generation” – Tim Harris, Past-Chairman of Flying Over Time: The Spirit of St. Louis Exhibition.
Nova Hall: Artist, Author, and Public Speaker
Our Chairman is founder and senior resident artist at Flying Over Time. Nova Hall is author of the acclaimed book, Spirit and Creator: The Mysterious Man Behind Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris (2003), a book about his grandfather, Donald A. Hall Sr., the designer/Chief Engineer of Charles Lindberghs historic and famous aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis. Nova Hall has been featured on the Learning Channel and other shows, focusing on the spectacular discovery of his grandfather’s lost collection as well as numerous television and print news interviews. Reflecting his unique story, Nova Hall competed and was eventually selected to be the 2010 Student Speaker by former Dean Langland at the Arizona State University West campus’s Convocation, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts and Science. His play, The Man behind the Spirit was preformed professionally at Arizona State University (ASU) by James Reid, actor. In 2011, he established Flying Over Time as an educational Arizona non-profit. With support from ASU’s New College and Flying Over Time’s Board, the organization applied and received 501c3 tax-exempt status on May 20th 2013.
Mentored and inspired by Leandro Soto, internationally known visual and performance artist, Nova found a unique and consistent voice on canvases of various sizes and shapes, contributing to the Flying Over Time art collection. An accomplished photographer with large format cameras, drawing, and writing, he takes up the brush with remarkable results. A strong subscriber to the “Arte Povera” movement, his pieces reflect the vibrant colors and multi-media formats of modern “Pop Art” with a distinctive historical twist. Influences include Japanese style sumi drawling, Chagall, Van de Kooning, and Rauschenberg.
Having been commissioned for the Joan Frazer Memorial Award for the Arts, his large triptych piece delves into Holocaust theory, Judaism, Jewish Identity and Nova’s pilgrimage to Israel in 2000. Of his talent, Nova’s works are deeply personal and energetic. Reflecting the dreams of his unconventional childhood while critiquing the historical and current narratives found in the subject matter he pursues. His body of work involves stirring stories compounded by childlike visions of the world. Each effort bridges the extent of painted images, written word and layered collage through visual unions and geometric order. Nova succeeds in dynamically bringing history to life through the juxtaposition of his powerful painted imagery, lyrical written words, and public-speaking abilities, combined with his Grandfather’s photographic archive.
His public speaking credentials include schools, historical societies and universities. Ie. Hofstra University, the San Diego Historical Society, and Blackwood High School. Nova Hall credits his years of leadership, executive managment experience, and public speaking to the Toastmasters International organization (ATM-B, AL-S) and various mentors. As such, Nova is confident and engaging in front of any audience.