Net Heads

Net Heads

1986

Gouache on paper

48.5 (h) x 39 (w) cm, unframed

Collection of the artist.

A series of works on paper all using the image of nets to configure the human head. Nets and meshes are a basic part of the iconography of Lijn’s work.

The earliest Sumerian pictogram for tree was an image of a net which was also the symbol for life.

Nets are related to veils and also to cages or translucent enclosures. They are fine resolution separations.

Drawings allow Lijn to develop and deepen both concept and form. She usually embarks on a series of drawings before a major development occurs in her work.