Tai Shuxia and Ho Hui May

The Art of Living Artist Statement:

In this project, we are inspired by our recent forays in meditation and addressing ideas of awareness and liberation from suffering. The mirror surface on the front flap of the bag is a metaphor for reflection of the mind, when we are aware of our thoughts and feelings arising, it opens up to greater consciousness and limitless potentialities of our inner life. The soft texture in the interior on the bag symbolises subtle sensations inside us. It might not be easy to be aware of these sensations as our minds are cluttered with unconscious thoughts and beliefs, and sometimes we miss these real sensations. If we take the time to connect with the sensations going on inside of us, our senses and awareness will heightened up. When we are aware of each and every sensation that we feel, we are then fully awake to the full possibility of each moment.