Liliane Lijn is internationally recognised for her work as a kinetic light artist and has designed an exciting new sculpture which will illuminate skies above 2 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill Gate. Notting Hill Gate Improvements Group are showing a proposal and related work at 99 Notting Hill Gate from 28th November to 9th January 2000.
'The main purpose of her work has always been to reveal the undying energy of light, the primordial force which resides particularly in the feminine. All her work leads towards making the self whole.' Lara Vinca Massini.
'Liliane Lijn played a determining role in the passage of art from the mechanical to the electronic.' Frank Popper
Her early work as a sculptor was preoccupied with light as a metaphor for spirit or mind which led her to an interest in science, technology and science fiction.
She has designed and made numerous large scale public sculptures in the UK: White Koan is sited at the University of Warwick in Coventry; Land Sea Light Koan brought a furore to the normally staid Isle of Wight; it is the Symbol of Healing at the recently built St Mary's Hospital in Newport; The Circle of Light is the main feature of Central Milton Keynes and Split Spiral Spin stands outside Britain's Nuclear Centre
The Kensington Koan is a kinetic work in the form of a cone 6 metres high and 4 metres base diameter, painted in many coloured concentric bands. The cone is dissected by 4 elliptical rings of light. At night these rings will appear as oscillating lines of light moving through the body of the cone.
The bands of light speak of layered strata. They suggest earth, sea and air and the atmospheric striations of the heavenly bodies. The Koan speaks of change and renewal, transforming itself with the changing light of day and night throughout the seasons.