Magma Clasp Belt, 2013
Black leather belt with silver clasp
Edition of 8 + 1AP
The way this belt so fittingly encase the wearer’s wrist engages in a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by manipulating a clump of very hot wax to create the shapes and form. The high temperature, although stung her skin as she works with the wax by hand, the malleable nature of the wax manipulated the mass to resemble the magma of the earth. As technology has allowed her to work with a diverse range of materials in her sculptural work; instead of cast metal, electro-forming was used to carefully reflect the same earthen surface texture reinforced into incredibly unique fashion pieces.