Linda Lay is formally interested in mysticism, nature, fashion, crafting, shop-spaces, the Internet and investigating personal experience. She uses the mediums of digital technology, fiber, pencil, watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, polymer clay and wire to create sculpture, paintings and drawings that often combine a feeling of bright, yet eerie child-likeness. Her easy-to-wear fashion breaks down structural expectations and comments on consumerism and sustainability. Lay engages with digital technology in order to create video and website based projects that are performative and involve written narratives, humor and a lo-fi aesthetic. Her recent large-scale lizard portraits are inspired by her interest in patterns and natural form, focusing on the mosaic-like scales that could be perceived as skin cells under a microscope. The time-intensive act of painting these layered patterns is devotional and ritualistic. By depicting the faces of these lizards that gaze intensely at the viewer, Lay is also examining the idea of the "reptilian brain” and expressing, through portraiture, the struggle of maintaining a balance between desire and self control.