Beyond Images 

1963-1964

25.5 x 7 cm diameter (without base)

28 x 23 x 16 cm (with base)

Handheld Poem Wheel.

Letraset on painted wood cylinder, rollerbearings, wood shaft, wood base.

9 words selected by the artist from a 9 page poem by George Andrews.

Private Collection.

Lijn made the hand held Poem Wheels during a period when she lived in Greece in a house without electricity. Lijn was busy building the house and these were the first art works she made there. She thought they might be used the way Greek men used worry beads.

At this time, many young people were arriving in Athens from Nepal and India and upon seeing these, told her they resembled Tibetan Prayer wheels which Lijn had never seen, but she was reading the life and songs of the great Tibetan poet saint Milarepa.