Meet The Maker – Lindsay Madden

 

Lindsay Madden - Artist

Lindsay Madden – Artist

Lindsay’s work explores, through painting, the use of objects and photographs, the theme of childhood and growing up.

Odd One Out - oil on vintage ruler

Odd One Out – oil on vintage ruler

Observing her own children constantly changing and recording their individual journeys increased Lindsay’s awareness of the transience of childhood.

 

Brownie Points

Brownie Points – oil on vintage rulers

While these photographic records act as a springboard for her work, she wants to suggest more than a frozen moment: questioning the events before the moment; the possibilities and potential beyond it; and the bitter sweet experience of parents watching their children grow.

Scout Rules - oil on vintage ruler

Scout Rules – oil on vintage ruler

Objects associated with childhood communicate the longing to hold on to the past, while the combination of chalk and paint acknowledge the ephemeral nature of youth.

 

Cowboys - oil on vintage ruler

Cowboys – oil on vintage ruler

Lindsay’s latest body of work comments on our experiences of school, the notion of continual measurement – physically, mentally, academically, against peers, conformity, uniformity, isolation, insecurities and freedom.

 

Hold Out - oil on vintage ruler

Hold Out – oil on vintage ruler

Children’s body language is universal and timeless and has become the main focus of Lindsay’s work. Extracting the figure from the photographic image and placing it in a more ambiguous context allows the viewer to probe their own memory archives and apply their own narratives.

Stretched - oil on vintage ruler

Stretched – oil on vintage ruler

Heart Gallery adores Lindsay’s work and we hope that you will too … what’s not to love?

Hold tight - oil on vintage ruler

Hold tight – oil on vintage ruler

We currently have just a few of Lindsay’s framed originals and quite a number of prints so do call in to see this exciting work soon … you will not be disappointed.

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