Blue Buzzing Bee

1985

18 x 34 x 28 cm

Plywood, piano-wire, glass beads.

Collection of the Artist.

There is a relationship between beads and bees. The way Lijn has used piano wire coated with beads alludes to halos in Renaissance paintings. It seems that the origins of saintly halos derive from the historical fact that bees were seen to swarm around the heads of Hindu and Buddhist saints.