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White Koan by Liliane Lijn

White Koan by Liliane Lijn
Accession Code: wu0133
Title: White Koan
Date completed: 1972
Medium: Sculpture
Location Name: Arts Centre
Location Description: Outside entrance

Liliane Lijn has lived in London since 1966. The Arts Council holds her work as well as numerous public commissions. Liliane Lijn's sculptures explore light and motion. At night, White Koan's rotating elipses of neon invite people into the arts centre contributing to the welcoming atmosphere of the centre of social and artistic activity. The title of this sculpture is a pun on its shape and the Zen Buddhist concept of a koan - a question without an answer. This relates to meditation and the sculpture promotes peace, calm and thoughtfulness.