Louiseann Zahra-King

Born in Melbourne in 1972, Louiseann Zahra-King has exhibited widely in Australia. Her work is represented in a number of public and private collections and she holds a PhD from Monash University.

Zahra-King uses etched glass and the lost wax process to transform indigenous flora and and dead fauna into theatrical woodlands of vitreous vegetation and fallen bronze birds. Her elaborate and shamelessly romantic installations speak of unrequited love, melancholia and mortality, and sparkle with glass, opalescence and silk. The floor installation, indigofera australis, has been especially created for The enchanted forest.