about aCopperLining

Hello there, thank you for being here!

My name is Madelyn Lindberg. I am the artist here at aCopperLining. I started creating electroformed pieces in September of 2017 with a passion and love for crystals. My collection was growing, and I wanted to find a way to make them into wearable pieces of art. This was the start of the beginning of aCopperLining. Not long into my journey as an electroformer, I decided to create art full time.

When I first began, I created all my pieces outdoors, when the cool air started settling in, and the cicadas buzzed amongst the pine trees and honey locusts. The entire process was magical to me; from sculpting each piece by hand and heart with the sounds and feels of the outdoors while watching the copper manifest onto each piece with the use of electricity.

Though my art is inspired by all aspects of nature; over the years, cicadas have become a staple here at aCopperLining,
A fascination for cicadas was instilled in me as a little girl. We had a small forest in the backyard and I would stand there before the trees, listening to the echoes of a bunch of small but mighty creatures. I even convinced my sister and our friend that I could sing with them. I'd buzz and the cicadas would hum back. An instant love and connection was made. We would collect bags full of cicada shells as a summer activity. Though, years went by, and the interest became but a memory. It wasn't until 2017 when I had just started copper plating, and I found a naturally passed cicada in my backyard underneath the pine that I rekindled with my childhood fascination. I decided to pair the cicada with a Labradorite crystal and my first ever cicada piece was born.

For the past three years now, I've spent much of my summers collecting and learning about these fascinating creatures. I collect cicadas that are passed as well as ones that are near their life cycle end. However, I do not kill any insects for the sake of my art. Even those collected near death, spend the rest of their natural lives in my yard. Another source of my insects come from secondhand finds.

I love creating pieces so closely attached to nature. I find nature to be the best therapy and healing. That is what each of my pieces are created with the intention of. Healing the soul. Both yours and mine.

I hope you find a piece that speaks to you.

With much love and gratitude,