Mindy Lam Digital Catalogue - Flipbook - Page 19
THE WHIMSICAL WORLD
OF MINDY LAM
Meg P. Carter
Taubman Museum of Art Board Trustee
Mindy Lam and the Universe are connected.
That was clear from the moment we started
talking. It was the Lunar New Year and Mindy
was radiant against a fuchsia background (just
the exact right fuchsia) in a white embroidered
blouse, her smile piercing the digital divide. It’s
clear what the Universe sees in her!
On several occasions during our Zoom call,
she emphasized the importance of meditation
to prepare for artistic expression, connected
communication, and illuminated decision making.
She explained her concerns about nerves getting
the best of her, recounting that once she was
so nervous when giving a speech that the host
suggested she turn her back to the crowd. She
did. Speech delivered.
After a few awkward moments as we started
to chat, the nerves settled and our discussion
fell into a cadence that was less interview, more
conversation. And Mindy opened the door to her
magical world ....
Mindy Lam grew up on a poultry farm in Hong
Kong. No stranger to hard work, she would toil
alongside her family until the call of the wild drew
her into the meadows to examine the miniature
world that existed among the flowers. She
would lie in the grass and watch the planes pass
by overhead, wondering where they might be
headed and wishing she were along for the ride.
She was captivated by the Cantonese Opera,
the sounds and the costumes fueling her
imagination. The sparkles and majesty of it all
inspiring dreams of princesses. She gathered
fallen baubles from beneath the stage after
performances, rushing home to show her mother
the treasure. Certainly this foretold the story of a
shimmering life ....
It did, but any heroine worthy of success has to
face some adversity. And the Universe had some
tests planned for Mindy Lam.