Gemini

1984

190 x 100 x 60 cm

Stainless steel, optical glass prism, piano wire, glass beads, chromed steel springs.

Collection of the Artist.

In Gemini Lijn returned to the fascinating liveliness of springs. The sculpture is both held in tension like a spring and uses springs humorously as a relief from tension.

As in Queen of Diamonds Queen of Hearts Lijn is playing with the idea of twins. Here there is an idea of joined twins, a dual identity, whereas the two Queens were generated by splitting one work into identical and opposite halves.