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Bring life to something inanimate
December 8, 2013 3:55 PM   Subscribe

The work of Zina Nicole Lahr.

This short clip about artist and maker Zina Nicole Lahr may be as tragic as it is beautiful. Earlier this fall Lahr approached her friend Stormy Pyeatte and asked if they might shoot a quick video for her portfolio. The video was shot and edited in just two days and demonstrates Lahr’s insatiable desire to build, invent, and “bring life to something inanimate,” a process she called her “creative compulsive disorder.” Almost unthinkably, Lahr was killed in a hiking accident in Colorado on November 20th, a few weeks after this was shot.
posted by klausman (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

What a delightful personality she had. Sad she's gone but no doubt her energy has now improved everything around her.
posted by dobbs at 4:29 PM on December 8, 2013

A bit more about her.
posted by Brent Parker at 5:02 PM on December 8, 2013

posted by feckless at 5:13 PM on December 8, 2013

. Indeed.
posted by Snowflake at 6:23 PM on December 8, 2013

posted by mark7570 at 6:54 PM on December 8, 2013

A lovely being. I see in her at once the spirit of a playful child, and of an immensely old and eccentric person. I so wish she had gotten to be that old person.

posted by ottereroticist at 8:31 PM on December 8, 2013

posted by zaelic at 8:00 AM on December 9, 2013

posted by mrgroweler at 12:25 PM on December 9, 2013

That's too bad about her death. Damn.

I'm quite impressed with the photography on her webpage. The photographer did a great job on her portfolio.
posted by surplus at 5:19 PM on December 9, 2013

My partner and I watched this the other day. Left us both with a sense of loss. What an amazing spirit. So inventive, creative.
posted by greenhornet at 1:18 AM on December 10, 2013

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