Yellow Drilling

1961

13.5 x 15 x 3.7 cm

Collection of the Artist.

At the same time as Cuttings, Lijn made a series she called Drillings in which she again used repetitive elements or actions (drilling) to generate an energetic vibration in the material. Lijn was interested in the shadows cast by the empty holes which transformed the negative spaces of the drilled holes into positive forms, creating the illusion of solids. Lijn felt she had created an architecture of the void.

Photograph by Richard Wilding 2014