Thursday, 29 January 2015

Promenade With My Parapluie IV - Lindy Lee's "The Dark of Absolute Freedom"

I've been to see Lindy Lee's exhibition at the UQ Art Museum a few times now.

It's so beautiful.

It's peaceful a funny kind of way.  Meditative, rich, glistening, spiritual...all these words spring to  mind when I think of Lindy's exhibition.

Lindy was born in Brisbane.  

Her Chinese heritage has informed her work over the years too.  Some works draw on iconic Western Art images...obliterated...disappearing under layers and layers of ink….as if Lindy is saying…"Western Art???  It's not me!" 

It's an incredible body work!  Imagine feeling comfortable and being part of two cultures at the one time…Australian and Chinese.  I think it would be very normal to be asking yourself, "What am I…Australian or Chinese?"

Lindy is also a Buddhist….and her fire blistered/punctured works certainly, for me, took on a spiritual, almost meditative presence.  

Standing quietly, and very close to these works…watching the breeze gently lift those heavily blistered papers…shadows appearing on the walls…what glorious minutes they were.

Hope you enjoy Lindy Lee's exhibition.  I certainly did.
A wonderful little secret....UQ Art Museum at St Lucia.  Fabulous of my favourites in Brisbane.
Glistening flung-bronze sculpted "firestones"...taking on organic shapes that reminded me of wild, crazy creatures.
Oh please!!!!  Wouldn't I love to take this beauty home.  If only I could have touched it.
Flung-bronze appearing as real gold!
Blistered metal sheet metal lace....or maybe 'space'.
Flung-bronze other-wordly creatures crawling up gallery walls!!
Golden splat!
Drawing with fire - burnt papery delights...wafting in the breeze + lace shadows.
Cream, gold, blackened Cosmos??
Burnt ruptures speckled across the surface of this thick cream paper.
A most impressive organ....praps there'll be a concert here one complement an exhibition.  I'll be there!
This gallery is in the heart of our University of Queensland grounds....a great spot to sit still and just be!!!!!!!
Glistens, reflections, bronze and silver galaxies!
Swirling, curling bronze/steel...the curled bottom wafted ever so slightly in the air-conditioning.
Lindy's encaustic in colour and texture.
Chinese heritage proudly displayed.
Iconic Western Art images....obliterated and this my Art?
Repetition and the grid - is that Ingres disappearing?
Juicy orange and thick black me, this is spiritual and joyous! 
Just outside the gallery - happy days darling!



  1. merci pour les nombreuses visites.. j'aime aussi ces publications...!biz

  2. Hello, dear Robyn! I am stupefied by what I have witnessed here. This art exhibit has awakened my underdeveloped right brain to myriad forms of expression that never before occurred to me. There is beauty and wonder everywhere if only we take time to observe it. It amazes me how things like burn marks on paper can capture the imagination and mimic galaxies of the Cosmos, and I can understand how you were compelled to touch the flung-bronze specimens and wished you could have taken them home with you.

    Thank you very much for taking us on this colorful, educational and entertaining tour, dear friend Robyn, and have a wonderful weekend!

    1. With your love of music Shady your right brain is doing fine!!!!

      Happy that you liked Lindy Lee's really meant something to me Shady. And this only scratched (or punctured) the surface!!! A truly wonderful and mesmerizing exhibition. I do hope Lindy likes 'my take' on her glorious works.


  3. wow + love her art.

    1. I would concur with that Peggy! Her life experiences, talent and creativity have produced a most thoughtful (and beautiful) exhibition. Congratulations to Lindy. Thanks so much for visiting again Peggy.


  4. Fantastic Exhibition Robyn....I fully understand why you have visited a few times.......truly lovely works....So pleased that you have shared this wonderful exhibition....Thanks Jude

    1. Thanks Jude. Lindy is a very talented and thought-provoking artist. Aren't we lucky to have her!!!

  5. What a stunning exhibition. Artist Lindy Lee’s pieces are expressed in a large vision of art methods, if I can say it in that way. She is accomplished in each facet of her art, as you show in your post – stunning art! I just came to your blog because of its name and see that we share a blogging friend – Elfi.

    1. Welcome dear Vagabonde. I'm so pleased that you visited....and I hope you take some time to have a snorkel thru my posts....lots about Paris, Brisbane and beyond.

      Yes Elfi is a star.....I love her tender photographs and poetic art.

      Thank you so much for commenting dear Vagabonde.