#The Seamless Tomb
Lindy Lee’s practice explores her Chinese ancestry through Taoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism – employing ideas of chance, spontaneity and heritage to produce a galaxy of images that embody the intimate connection to human existence and cosmos. Her works are powerful, meditative and reveal themselves through time.
Lindy Lee is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf and Sutton Gallery.
There is a Zen koan (paradox) that requires the student to imagine being trapped in a seamless tomb. The darkness is so absolute and profound that not a single chink of light can penetrate. Here you are – entombed for eternity. Understandably you might feel paralysed, panicked, overwhelmed – even annihilated. The Zen question is: how can one find liberation in this situation? Actually, we are always stuck in this tomb – it is the nature of existenceLindy Lee
Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, photography by Mark Pokorny