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MIXED-MEDIA SCULPTURES BY AGGIE ZED

by Ariadna Zierold

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Aggie Zed’s “Scrap Floats” take part in a procession of the eerie and the familiar. These parade floats are comprised of animals, human parts, mechanized gadgetry, and, well, other scraps.

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The “Scrap Floats” series can be any mix of metal-winged mammals, wheels, or rusted tech, but Zed’s “Horses” line spotlights those gentle beasts that accompanied her on beach strolls as a child. The flesh of the makeshift animals is ceramic, with mixed metals used to fill out the majority of its structure. Zed has designed and constructed chess sets using ceramics, too, which provided another chance to depict the equine form.

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