«Earth moves at different speeds…»
Interested in the «Glass Studio» since the late 80s, Zabilou arrived in Australia in 2001, with a deep passion for Africa in her heart. As she came into contact with Australian glass artists she felt the need to merge those three worlds: Africa, Contemporary Australian glass and her European roots.
Zabilou is strongly influenced by African culture, its scents, its beliefs, its sounds…Her approach to the people and their culture would never have been the same without her direct contact with them.
She expresses her personal perception of African cultures through her sculptures.
As a European, with Latin origins, living in an Anglo-Saxon environment, she takes her understanding of the rich and diverse cultures of Central and West Africa to the limits in her abstract work.