In print: Robyn Maree Pickens on Zina Swanson

Date 24 February 2021 Words Robyn Maree Pickens Imagery Supplied

Zina Swanson, (L-R) All My Sticks Have Auras (Ground – Yellow, Radiating – Green), 2021, watercolour on canvas, 350 x 300 mm; All My Sticks Have Auras (Ground – Pink, Radiating – Pink), 2021, watercolour on canvas, 450 x 300 mm; All My Sticks Have Auras (Ground – Blue, Radiating – Purple), 2021, watercolour on canvas, 300 x 250 mm; All My Sticks Have Auras (Ground – Pink, Radiating – Violet), 2021, watercolour on canvas, 500 x 350 mm; All My Sticks Have Auras (Ground – Yellow, Radiating – Green), 2021, watercolour on canvas, 300 x 250 mm.
Image courtesy of the artist and Sumer.

In Zina Swanson's latest series All My Sticks Have Auras, "Meaning quivers between viewer and work, plant and human, and between each decomposing twig and the vibratory aura the artist depicts," writes Robyn Maree Pickens in Issue 00.

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Writer Biography

Robyn Maree Pickens is a queer Pākehā assemblage who loves plants and writing. She lives in Ōtepoti. robynmareepickens.com 

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