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.

Stone Clouds

1959

59 x 82 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, India ink on paper

Sky Scroll

1959/1960

78 x 153.5 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, India ink on paper.

Sky Beings

1961

41.5 x 81.2 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, India ink on paper.

Dark Scroll

1959

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, India ink on paper

Blood Sky

1960

44 x 72 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, india ink.

Floating World

1959

101 x 155 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, india ink.

Cloud City

1959

70 x 154.7 cm

Crayola wax crayons, gouache, india ink.