The Seamless Tomb
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney
Opening Friday, 22 Sep | 6 - 8pm

Lindy Lee’s practice explores her Chinese ancestry through Taoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism – philosophies that see humanity and nature as inextricably linked. She employs chance and spontaneity to produce a galaxy of images that embody the intimate connections between human existence and the cosmos. Her works are meditative, often revealing themselves through time. 

"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 existence." – Lindy Lee, 2017