After Hours 9.24.21
Discussion 4: Art & Neuroscience
with Lindsey Marshall
Photos by Kim-lien Le
Through the beginning of the pandemic, our good friend Lindsey Marshall created unique one-of-a-kind beaded mask necklaces for Thread Spun encouraging safety can come with style and expression. It was hard to not keep them all for ourselves, but while discussing composition, color and the meanings of stones we discovered Lindsey's other hidden (until now) talents.
She's a golden individual that's really putting both sides of the brain to serious-use; a neuroscience student and artist that has been hittin' the books and canvas for almost a decade. Lindsey's style is abstract, geometric and emotional. The rhythm in each design leads your eyes up, down, across and around, feeling like you're reading a story or dancing to music of your choosing. Adventure, romance, energetic, mellow & soothing, flavorful, fun. It's a controlled chaos we understand. We're excited to highlight her work and share her thoughts on life itself right now.
Tell us a little about yourself; where are you from? What are some of your favorite spots in Leucadia / San Diego?
I’ve lived in Encinitas my whole life. I have left here and there to travel but I’ve always come back. I look forward to traveling more one day when I can do it safely. I spend a majority of my time studying, painting, or both at the same time. When I’m not doing those things, I spend a lot of time with my dogs and sometimes I surf. When it comes to spending money... I’m going to Juanita’s, Raul’s, and La Especial Norte for Mexican food, Le Papagayo for margaritas, Encinitas Ale House for beer and veggie burgers. Basically, if the restaurant hasn’t been here most of my life I’m probably not frequenting it. I get a lot of my records from Lou’s, most of my groceries from Nijiya Market on Convoy, and the best coffee is definitely from Steel Mill in Oceanside. If I’m feeling fancy I’ll go to Donna Jean, a vegan restaurant in downtown San Diego, that I might be willing to say has the best food I’ve ever had.
What inspires your art? Did you go to school for it, or are you self-taught?
My art is mostly inspired by jazz and anime (anything from Studio Ghibli). A lot of bluegrass too. I didn’t go to school for art but I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing artists for most of my life and they’ve provided a lot of guidance and encouragement to me in my creative journey. I would say I’m friend-taught more than I would say I’m self-taught even though ultimately I try to do what feels good for me.
Any podcast recommendations?
What are 5 songs you have on repeat right now?