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Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr

posted on December 8th 2013 in Animation & Arts & Documentary & Inspiration & Recycle & Sculpture & Video with 1 Comments

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.

I didn’t know Lahr, but if this brief glimpse into her life is any indicator it’s clear she possessed an extremely rare spirit that feels completely genuine and infectious. It seems she was involved in practically every genre of creativity. Make the most out of every day, folks. Lahr certainly did.

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  • Susan Michael Barrett

    commented on December 15, 2013 at 17:37

    Thank you, Lara–for your wonderful blog, writing, and especially this: introducing me to the beautiful Zina. My heart is broken.

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