At my core I am a storyteller, and my videos are pieced together from clips of my life to become enchanted documentaries. I am usually swept up in the work before I know the story has unfolded for me to tell. My sense that this dreamspace realm is tangible and true is as much what inspires me as it is the work itself.
Lindsay grew up in Niagara then went away for 15 years, first to study Photography & Art History in Southern California, then she moved to New York to earn her MA in Art in Media at NYU & the International Centre of Photography. She’s since produced and screened art videos, photography exhibitions, short films and mixed-media installations. After school she moved to Vancouver Island where she taught her methodology for creating enchanted documentary story work to youth. She’s also worked commercially, with her main area of interest being client work in travel / tourism and natural healing.
Her studio at NAC is a creative space that also bridges the gap with her other great love; plant medicine. After getting sick shooting a project in China ten years ago, she developed a fascination with the body’s ability to heal with the help of natural therapies. Her passion for herbalism ranges from applications in botanical therapies to shamanic herbal wisdom & herbal folklore from far ranging cultures. Over the last few years she put a pause on creating videos while she apprenticed at an apothecary and learned herbal medicine formulations. Her niagara studio now serves as a hybrid media-arts space and appointment-only apothecary where she blends medicinal teas through her brand Symptomologie. You can access her through the website and take one of her workshops in everyday herbal remedies, tea blending and backyard medicine.