Body adornment inspired by the sights and sounds of Highland Perthshire, focusing mainly on structures and delicate forms of the mushroom world.
During the recent restrictions and anxious times of the Covid pandemic, Lyndsey found that the landscape of Highland Perthshire became a haven for developing stronger connections with nature.
The scenery, sounds and smells invoked a calming feeling which led Lyndsey to pause and absorb her surroundings. These were her moments of discovery: a time to find hidden beauty in nature's patterns, moods and textures.
It’s here that Lyndsey developed an interest in the structures and delicate forms of the mushroom world which ultimately became the principal source of inspiration for her work. Along with this she developed a fascination with the connection between mushrooms/fungi and broader woodland plant life.
The shapes and delicate mushroom structures are central to her work.
Lyndsey has sourced local materials, such as bark-shedding and blue slate and married them with forms of copper and silver. Conventional techniques, including, saw piercing, forming and patination were used to produce work that Lyndsey believes meets her aim of bringing nature closer to the wearer.
It is Lyndsey’s intention to feature a delicate quality in her work, emphasising that fragility is precious, as is nature. She hopes that the wearer will perceive this and feel that they are in possession of something special.
It is about sharing her own personal connections with nature and these precious moments with others.