She

1984-1986

Series of oil pastels on Whatman paper.

She was the title Lijn gave to a series of numerous drawings, which she began in order to find a new image for what she felt was the essence of the feminine.

Making these drawings moved her 3-dimensional work towards a more figurative and more embodied state.

These drawings then informed Lijn’s sculptures Heshe, Feathered Lady, Lady of the Wild Things.

Photography by Plastiques.

Spinning She

1986

61.4 x 51.2 cm

Ink on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Stormshe

1985

48.8 x 39.2 cm

Oil pastel on paper

Private Collection

She

1985

48.5 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She

1985

48.5 x 39 cm

Pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Dance

1984

48.5 x 39cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Rubber She

1984

61.4 x 51.2 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Winged She

1984

61.4 x 51.2cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Untitled (She)

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Flying She

1984

61.4 x 51.2 cm

Ink and self-adhesive velvet on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Her World

1984

48.5 x 39 cm

Pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She 

1984

48.5 x 39 cm

Pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Fruitful One

1984

48.5 x 39 cm

Pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

Layered She

1984

Ink on paper

48.8 x 39.2 cm

Collection of the artist

Nina’s Shadow

1984

48.5 x 39 cm

Pastel on Whatman paper

Collection of the artist

She Bird

1985

48.5 x 39 cm

Soft pastel on paper

Collection of the artist

Body

1985

48.8 x 39.2 cm

Crayon on paper

Collection of the artist

She Was an Animal Goddess

1984

49 x 39 cm

Oil pastel on Whatman paper

Private collection