Contemplative Shadows

9, July - 25, July 2015                                                 


Flinders Street Gallery

61 Flinders Street, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia

Images  ©  2003-2015      Li Wenmin

I often think of Rabindranath Tagore's words - "what you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow" when I see shadows and when I draw them. I often wonder about how much we know of the world and its shadows, or ourselves and our shadows if 'shadow' does balance our egos in life.  

When I visited some Chinese gardens in 2013 I was so fascinated by the space filled with the trees, pavilions and rocks and their shadows/reflections. Water in the gardens separated the world from its reflections/shadows but connecting both tightly at the same time. The shadows looked so real and they created complexly parallel spaces in which I was. 

So are my drawings.