During the Covid-19 isolation measures that were undertaken in 2020, Linda Brescia became more fascinated by Hildegard of Bingen - a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. The beginning of her research for this work starts with her interest in how Hildegard viewed nature, and all things green, as a means of keeping us healthy.
Linda Brescia is a Sydney-based artist who investigates the banalities and complexities of everyday life through painting, photography, sculpture and performance. Brescia’s work often examines gender expectations, unpacks relationship truisms and gives voice to under/misrepresented women from the arts. Selected exhibitions and performances include, Everyday Madonna, Casula Powerhouse (2019), Holy Relics, Parramatta Artists Studios Rydalmere Studios Launch (2019), Holding up the Sky, AiR Exhibition Fairfield Museum and Gallery(2018), Cementa Festival, Kandos (2017), Finnisage at Artspace Sydney (2015), SafARI Live (2014); Life and Death, MOP (2012).
Linda Brescia, Hands on Hildegard, 2021, Video still