Her Head is Her House


40 x 32 x 28 cm

Plywood, piano-wire, coco beads, glass beads

In her bead heads series, Lijn plays with geometry, collapsing and folding circular planes or segments of rings, using piano wire and beads as a flexible mobile extension of the plywood shapes. Using beads for colour, the multiplicity and repetition of identical elements is a mirroring of atomic structures and their interplay.

Lijn did not get the idea of using beads from African art but from beaded curtains and door screens which she has always loved. Connect that to the veil worn by women. Lijn’s preoccupation with curtains comes from looking through them. Veils are curtains drawn across the window of a woman’s face.