‘Using an object or specific site as a launch pad, Lyndall Phelps’ projects unfold through a meticulous and meandering process of research into the context surrounding them. The associations she weaves are highly subjective yet arrived at through a logical chain of connections opened up along the way. Phelps is often drawn to the obscure and overlooked, areas of science, horticulture or handicraft that demand specialist knowledge and an obsessive eye. Merging myth and anecdote with historical and factual events, Phelps distils her invisible web of relationships into exquisitely refined objects, or archives of detailed information. These objects act as talisman; a contraction of time, space and history into a single tangible entity.’

Extract from The Secret Life of Objects by Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Curator, Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain