At the heart of the matter

Moved by the teachings of Buddha and the words of poets such as Rumi and Leonard Cohen, Lillian Rock artist Christine Wynyard has embarked on an artistic journey to explore her heart and the nature of love and attachment.

In this new exhibition at Caddies in Lismore, called Archaeology of the Heart, Christine takes an honest look at her interactions with people throughout her life.

Through the use of my own symbols and some of the Buddhist images I am familiar with, I have been investigating what it is I want to protect my heart from the barriers we construct to keep life out or ourselves in, therefore creating separation, Christine said. How do I hold the heart lightly and deepen my understanding that everything changes and nothing can be held onto?

One of the works in Archaeology of the Heart is being donated for a silent auction to support the work of the Academy of Root Development (ARD) in India.

ARD is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bihar that is committed to building the self-confidence of women in impoverished villages so they can create micro-enterprises to supplement their agricultural income.

So far 900 women have benefited from the program and local coordinator for the group, Graeme Batterbury, will be returning to Bihar in March to help develop the program further.

People are welcome to bid on the artwork while Archaeology of the Heart is on show throughout the month of February.


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