Sound Rain Free Future

1963-1964

28 x 23 x 16 cm

Handheld Poem Wheel

Letraset on painted wood cylinder, rollerbearings, wood shaft, wood base (base made in 1993).

Words taken from a poem by Nazli Nour.

Collection of the Artist.

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.

Photographs by Richard Wilding 2014