Monk and Mandolin
By Linda Espie
275 mm x 420 mm unframed
Linda Espie is a photographer, art therapist, counsellor and published author. She is passionate about photography and creating art works, capturing the many ordinary aspects of everyday life. Linda believes that photography is a powerful avenue of expression, one that offers contemplative opportunities and potential for expanded personal awareness and community engagement. Her great love is the alchemy that translates the ordinary into the extraordinary. Linda has successfully co-ordinated photography projects including three of her own exhibitions in Melbourne.
Linda was awarded an annual long Artist-in-Residence at St Vincent’s hospital where she, with ethics approval, spent a year taking photos of staff and patients hands in palliative care, oncology and chronic illness wards. An exhibition of her photographs was held and Linda was a finalist in the St Vincent’s Health Australia Quality Awards: Mission and Social Justice Award.
The contemplative life of a Trappist Monk is one of silence, calm and intrigue for Linda who went to New Norcia in WA and produced an exhibition “In the Spirit of Hands” drawn from her photographing Monks and Staff in their working environment. Monk and Mandolin is one of the 32 works which were exhibited.
* Please allow two weeks for photographs to be produced prior to pick up