Floating World

1959

101 x 155 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, india ink.

Collection of the Artist.

Made in the autumn of 1959 while Lijn lived in Paris.

Sky Scrolls are the first works Lijn made in a series. They were influenced by her interest in Chinese horizontal scrolls and her love and fascination with the sky.

The ancient silk scrolls depict vast landscapes in which humans and their habitations are compressed to a cosmic scale, whereas her scrolls are drawings of transmogrified cloud worlds and flying creatures of the imagination.