Gently give attention
Laid out on the table are items required to make cups of tea. Hot water waiting in thermoses, reusable tea infusers, cups, and various herbs. Some of these herbs were gathered from local gardens, and some still grow on the table before you. You are invited to create a blend and enjoy the smell, taste and healing properties of your tea.
Once your brew has disappeared from your cup there is a large bowl of water to rinse it clean. Before rinsing out the tea infusers retrieve the leaves and add to the growing mound of plant matter. Everything can be left to air dry, ready to use by those who come after you.
The tea we make here is a meditation on our aliveness, our ties to others and the remedies we devise to keep ourselves and loved ones healthy.
Healing Practices, curated by Rachel Ciesla
7 March - 5 May 2019
Bundoora Homestead, Bundoora, VIC
Images: Michaela Dutková