Mica Metal Flower Stone


22.86 x 50.8 x 40.64 cm

Mica, sand-cast aluminium, slate.

Purchased by the Contemporary Arts Society and now in the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Mica Metal Flower Stone is a union of two different areas of experimentation in Lijn’s work.

In the late 1970’s Lijn made a series of clay forms roughly based on stones but also more importantly concerned with holding and feeling. In 1981 she cast them into bronze and aluminium. A couple of years later Lijn began to use leaves of natural mica, stacking them onto springs or cores of wire to form mobile and changeable organic shapes.

Seeing these two entirely different forms together gave Lijn the idea of putting them together. The mica flower embracing the metal stone.