His wee paintings on the west wall are meditative and lovely, even though one wonders whether they're lovely meditations of something gross or deadly on a glass slide magnified by a microscope. The paintings are all biologic, corpuscles and bones and strange plants. Stare at them like Rorschach images and watch the tiniest details — hairs, lines, follicles, unfurling leaves of a fern, dots, dots within dots, the teeniest pin prick of color — appear.

The Effect of Piezo Electric Activity by Zac Zetterberg
Courtesy of Xavier College Prep
The Effect of Piezo Electric Activity by Zac Zetterberg

Location Info


Xavier College Preparatory High School

4710 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Category: Schools

Region: Central Phoenix


"Science/Sense" will be on display through March 31 at Xavier College Preparatory's STARKgallery, North Seventh Street at Highland Avenue. starkgallery.xcp.org or call 602-277-3772.

If you're not one of the 1,160 female polymaths who attend Xavier College Prep, you might never stumble into this hidden space, which is a shame. It just might be a stop in the ongoing human quest to comprehend anything at all.

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