On the Couch with Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee - photo by Saul Steed AAR OTCWho is Lindy Lee?
A Chinese-Australian artist, working between Australia and China mostly.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing, I’m stupid like that.

Who inspires you and why?
Michelangelo. There is a great quote of his at the Duomo Museum, which reads something along the lines of “Now that I’ve turned 80, I’m now finally ready to do my work. All my conceits of my youth have burnt away, now I am ready.”

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Save all of human, animal and plant kind.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I now live at my favourite holiday destination, Byron Shire. Otherwise, I fell in love with the old ladies of Guilin in China who would do tai chi in the park by the lake every morning.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Minyon Falls – Northern Rivers, New South Wales

What are you currently reading?
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben.

What are you currently listening to?
The bird song where I live is incredible, so I am listening to their morning chorus.

Happiness is?
Just being alive and open to everything that comes your way.

What does the future hold for you?
A good cup of coffee, right now!

Lindy’s six metre tall sculpture, The Life of Stars – which has been installed on the North Terrace forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia – forms the inspiration for one of eight architectural projections featured in Parade of Light presented as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe until 18 March. For more information, visit: www.adelaidefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Lindy Lee – photo by Saul Steed