Reflection Tableau I


80 x 60 x 15 cm

Polymer on perspex cylinders, wood structure, oil painted canvas, electric motors.

Takis Foundation, K.E.T.E.

“This series of works was inspired by reflections seen through a porthole on a trip from Brindisi to Greece in the summer of 1961. I wanted to find a way to see luminous reflections which appeared like drops of water moving across a transparent window. The first two were treated as reliefs emerging from a painted background, whereas the third piece in the series became a free-standing constructed kinetic sculpture. Made in New York City in my Broome Street and West Broadway studio, I think this was my first kinetic sculpture.” – Liliane Lijn