Kyla Stone has a special view of the world. Through her art and in real life, it is simply to recognise the beauty in everything.
“It’s about seeing life through a mindful lens, which then transforms our vision to notice the perfect imperfections, beautiful, vulnerable and intricate qualities,” she said.
“It is simply a peaceful vision of how life can be when we are present and grateful.”
This philosophy is inspired by Buddhist teachings; Kyla has spent time in Nepal and China studying this way of seeing. Her outlook on life is to appreciate everyday moments and stay in the present.
Kyla lives with husband and daughter at Burrill Lake, in a modest family home.
It is here, in a small room, her ideas make their way onto paper using watercolour and small brushes.
The results are intriguing: a man hugging a tree, figures conversing, tossing balls, balancing the moon – metaphors for daily experiences in a complex, mysterious world.
Kyla’s exhibition, “Being” opens on Friday at THE WALL art project space in the Eastside Mall, Ulladulla, and runs until Christmas. Phone 0418 124953 for more details.