Zwart is an artist who lives and works in Wayland, MA, where she creates work that challenges people’s perceptions of reality. What often appears to be one thing from afar is, upon closer inspection, something else entirely. She takes items that have been constructed for specific purposes and transforms them into something that has nothing to do with their intended use. She works with materials as simple and easily-recognizable as flour and snow, or harder-to-find items like horseshoe crabs and plaster teeth models, giving solitary objects new life as she multiplies them to yield an overall piece. Some of her work is simply abstract, but much of it serves as social commentary, blurring the lines between organic and manufactured, humorous and disturbing.