Norma makes use in her own way of the natural graphic qualities of the zebra and doesn’t try to conceal her particular affection for that animal, whose ‘permanent hesitation between black and white’ gives Norma an infinite field for variation.
Her latest collection displays her startling creative abilities, always with the zebra at the center stage, dressed for the occasion in colored robes. This is her personal manner of ‘taming’ the animal and its graphic characteristics, by superimposing a rich palette of colors on abi-chromatic universe.
Norma’s ambition is for the spectator to allow himself to be invaded by the sensory perception she creates within her paintings in the manner of Vasarely or Mondrian, going far beyond the animal subject into a creative reflection about living creatures.
Norma no longerpaints zebras, but rather a succession of stripes that tend toward abstraction.