Crystal Cluster (Rhomboid)


9.3 x 23 x 13.6 cm

Optical glass prisms in velvet lined mahogany box, white base.

One of a series of 9 Crystal Clusters, works using periscope prisms made for Second World War Centurion tanks.

Each of these prisms has the same geometric shape. The works are used to investigate the possible different combinations that could be made with that shape.

From these, Lijn created a number of different shapes, each made of two prisms, which could be put together like a jigsaw puzzle to fit into a square, rectangular or rhomboid velvet-lined box.