Cezar Boo

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These thirty drawings comprise a book of visionary characters based on Zimmerman’s observations of the underworld of the mind – themes of obsession, love and death, and the “wedding” of good and evil, beauty and horror. He says that the project came into focus for him when, in a “caffeine den” in Portland, Oregon, he sat near a strangely dressed man who announced to his female companion, “Fear not, I am with thee.” The Biblical promise of release is just a teaser, however. Zimmerman remains fascinated with Hell. In these felt pen drawings, the naif discovers a gift for nightmare.
– Kay Larson, curator, 1985