The multi-talented artist has used 3-D collages, sculptures, photographs, wire and tin, panels and hangings to create another world inside the walls of the former registry office.
Zed Woman & the City is a must-see show -for the artistically inclined, and for those who have never entered the doors of a gallery. It will leave you in wonderment.
"Zed Woman and the City is an exploration of one mythic figure's transformative powers; the show resembles walking into a graphic novel. Several mediums are employed to make the work, from stone and ceramics to fabrics and wire. The city is a trope to depict relationships of humanity with environment.
Just who is Zed Woman? She is the great composite of qualities in people I admire: my very personal super hero. Zed Woman first appeared in a small stone sculpture of a very large woman that was completed in 2004. She is at once huge, elegant and powerful. A subsequent ceramic wall piece entitled "Flight" (2008) featured a woman who seemed to be the same figure. I came up with a myth about a feral child who could and did effect change. I have attempted to make her visible. She embodies the spirit of invention, resourcefulness, will and optimism. She is the very best of each of us, and provides an invitation for viewers to find these ideals… these absolutes.
She was born in isolation to a mess of a place and makes changes to the city, beginning with what she finds there! She looks for openings and follows her heart before following the rules. She is the Arts and she is the Sciences. She is a Healer and inspires Community. She is at the end of the alphabet, a last chance and our best bet for the future!
Who Zed Woman is not? She is not Batman!"