Nature Is Love
I'm drawn to creating contemporary art jewelry highlighting nature's bold spirit and kinetic presence. Artistic visual cues range from the Southwestern's boundless sun-drenched blue skies, contrasting mountain-scapes, scaffolding cactus skeletons, bleached bones to neon desert blossoms. Wearing the work activates a tactile experience and animates these ideas as an adornment. My jewelry largely becomes mobile bodies of wearable art; inviting the view to interact as the user and observer.
Lindsay Locatelli’s process is entirely intuitive - making every piece unique. Each component is hand sculpted and carved from polymer clay. After fabrication, she applies various finishing techniques such as paint, carving texture and gold-leafing. This is part of her process requires many layers of materials and tedious sanding sessions in between.
In 2009, Lindsay Locatelli received her BFA in Studio Furniture Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). After graduating, she began creating small-scale functional objects, which led her to art jewelry. Locatelli currently resides in Bloomington, Minnesota but lived a large portion of her creative career in New Mexico. Her work can be found at Gallery 360, Edina MN, Lillstreet in Chicago IL, James May Gallery in Algoma WI and other various institutions and Art Centers.