Lexi Daly completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, following her childhood passion for jewelry. She became aware of the environmental issues through her studies and resolved to make this a central aspect of her work. Daly seeks to broaden the perception of jewelry through the reuse of discarded materials and a dynamism and originality in the forms she creates.
Daly’s Apex en vogue and Puente Hills couture works in Greensmith are inspired by the fact that the fashion industry is one of the largest sources of global emissions once the full lifespan of textiles is considered. These works utilize garments which thrift stores declared unsaleable, transforming them into paper which is shaped into elaborate adornments. With textiles accounting for 10% of landfill, Daly’s titles refer to two of the largest landfill sites in the USA at Puente Hills and Apex.