An image of Cosmos - a life of fire

Lindy Lee

(Australia 1954 – )

Cosmos - a life of fire

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
2014
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
25.2015.a-oooo
Copyright
© Lindy Lee. Licensed by Copyright Agency