Warrior

1989

104 x 71 cm

Oil stick on Whatman paper.

Arthur Anderson Collection.

In Lady of Stormsea and Warrior Lijn shifted from using oil pastels to oil sticks which placed her on the verge of painting. She is intrigued with the difference between drawing and painting. The overlap between the two disciplines interests her most. The point at which colour begins to predominate and line blurs into surface.

In the 1980’s Lijn’s work was imbued with mythological and archetypal images. Lijn was uncovering different and new aspects of the feminine which were greatly nourished by her interest in a large spectrum of materials and technical processes.