In the first half of the 20th Century, mother of pearl, jet, horn and other natural materials were simulated with Bakelite, phenolic resins, and other synthetics to create costume jewellery and popular functional items. Lindsay was fascinated by how these simulations have found their own value throughout the history of adornment by extending further into society, sometimes covertly. She incorporates vintage cutlery handles and reclaimed plastics from car headlights into her work alongside materials more commonly associated with luxury as a method to explore the subtleties of both the natural and the simulated.
Lindsay's new work evokes the smooth industrial surfaces linked with times of scientific innovation throughout history, (1920 -1930, 1960 - 1970). She refers to the moon, to armour, and to our mid-century fascination with space travel as a study of the material conditions of optimism.