Jacqui Callis

Bamboo on Bamboo

Work continues on the Bamboo on Bamboo installation.

Bamboo is known for its strength, pliability and resilience. In Taoist philosophy, being characteristically hollow, bamboo is emblematic of Buddhist enlightenment – when the initiate has learned to embrace emptiness, they become a vessel for the universal spirit. Once free from worldly attachments, they begin to find relief from suffering and to attain real wisdom. Bamboo is considered by Buddhism and Taoism as one of the most important elements for meditation. Even Confucious, although has many different ideas to those of Taoism and Buddhism, takes bamboo as an example to illustrate the ideal attitude of people through life even under severe conditions. 

Watch this hollow space !!! oooooooooo