Locatelli is drawn to creating wearable art highlighting nature’s bold spirit and character. Her artistic visual cues stem from the Southwest’s boundless blue skies, layered mountains, scaffolding cactus skeletons, bleached bones and neon desert blossoms. She believes that wearing a piece activates a tactile experience meant to recreate an idea as an adornment. Her jewelry becomes mobile bodies of wearable art; meant to be both worn and experienced.
Locatelli began as a graphic design major at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Amid her years as a student, she shifted from working on paper to constructing her ideas into semi-functional objects. After changing her major to Furniture Design, Lindsay went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in 2009. Following graduation, Lindsay took a brief artistic hiatus to explore the great Southwest. Over the course of a year, she lived in three cities within the state of New Mexico: Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. During this stretch of time, she became akin to the extensive diversity of the state’s climate, landscapes, flora and fauna and the varying lifestyle of living in these regions. Since her move back to Minnesota, her work continues to combine landscapes and natures curiosities – creating wearable objects of nostalgia and whimsy.