These works on paper were made as a way of conjuring up the Bride sculpture installations. In them, Lijn imagined the inner bride, the numinous and as yet featureless archetypal figure of the betrothed or possessed feminine.

Transformation of the Bride into the Medusa

1987

Triptych

103.5 x 141 cm (unframed dimensions)

Watercolour and oil pastel on Whatman paper.

Collection of the Artist.

Marriage of Heaven and Hell

1987

104 x 71 cm

Soft pastel on Whatman paper.

Collection of the Artist.

Flower Bride

1987

104 x 71 cm

Soft pastel on Whatman paper.

Collection of the Artist.

Dark Lady 

1989-1994

76 x 55.8 cm

Gouache and oil pastel on paper.

Collection of the Artist.

Dark Angel

1991

48 x 33 cm

Oil pastel over gouache on paper.

Collection of the Artist.

The Bride

1991

48 x 33 cm

Gouache on paper.

Collection of the Artist.