Woman of War (study for Head)

1984

52.7 x 34.2 x 34.2 cm

Plywood, piano-wire, glass beads.

Collection of the Artist.

Study for a Head for a large performing sculpture

To make these studies Lijn used flat plywood rings which she had found in the street near her Shoreditch studio. Lijn had kept these rings for 10 years before using them. They came from the ends of large industrial cloth rolls and were perfect for the structural framework of the heads.

Woman of war came from a song Lijn wrote for her and then from the images of an armoured head.

I’ve been armoured by your love…my house is your arsenal…my body your defence…

Photography by Plastiques.