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Title

Cosmos - a life of fire

2014

Artist

Lindy Lee

Australia

1954 –

  • Details

    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze
    Dimensions
    300.0 cm diam. installed
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    25.2015.a-oooo
    Copyright
    © Lindy Lee. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Lindy Lee

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  • About

    Lindy Lee has been creating her 'fires stones' and 'flung bronze' wall pieces since 2009. They are a sculptural extension of her performative painting practice which emulates Ch'an monks in flinging ink and hot wax onto works following a meditation session. This process can be traced back to an Asialink residency in Beijing during the mid-1990s when she rediscovered her Chinese heritage and was introduced to Zen Buddhism.

    Each segment of Lee's 'Cosmos - a life of fire' 2014 was made by ladling pools of molten bronze onto the foundry floor. Once these cooled and set in a myriad of organic forms, they were burnished and arranged carefully in a perfect circle on the wall. These materials and processes employ elements, forces, and energies that bring to mind creation mythologies and the origins of the universe, which are central to Buddhist beliefs.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • John Saxby (Editor), Look, 'Zen and the art of flinging bronze', pg. 8, Sydney, Aug 2015, front cover (colour illus.), 7 (colour illus.), 8.

    • Damian Smith, Lindy Lee: the dark of absolute freedom, 'Lindy Lee: Zen Buddhism as artistic process', pg. 111-135, Brisbane, 2014, 114 (colour illus.), 115, 141.

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