Zener’s work explores the essence of a baptismal surround; the figures suspended in cerulean abstraction, effervescent bubbles cutting through the viridian abyss. For the viewer, these works express the true sensation of immersion as both a physical, mental, and spiritual experience. The water’s ability to caress and uplift the human body has fascinated him; the psychological effects that buoyancy offers have provided Zener with great inspiration and clarity.
The works are created starting with gold or silver leaf on panel, with the image then built up using resin and photo transfer. He then alternates between resin and ink. This layering process adds to the richness of his underwater scenes, giving the artistic plane incredible depth of color and composition.