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Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

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Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.

– Dr. Seuss –

Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

With goggles resting on her head and peacock feathers folded into hair, Zina Lahr viewed herself as a canvas. Self-diagnosed with “creative compulsive disorder”, Zina filmed a video to share her passion for mechanics and animatronics. She reveals some of her jaw-dropping artwork: a giant puppet spider she helped create for a movie, and a wired paper crane for stop-motion animation. Zina’s artwork reflects the power of her imagination brought to life. Her products were a tangible demonstration of the passion and creativity that flowed from her talent to create robotics. This video was an audition for a chance to compete on a reality show as a creature creator. Although she got a spot, Zina turned it down to return home and care for her grandmother, who was battling lung cancer. Several weeks after filming this video, Zina Lahr passed away in a hiking accident at the age of 23. { read more }

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Visit Zina’s website to glimpse more of her unique work and spirit. { more }

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