Travis Louie, The Duelist and Coelacanth, pigment print, signed and numbered ed. 50, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2"
Victoria developed the ability to "shape-change" at an early age. At
first, she could only transform herself for short periods of time and
could only change her appearance to mimic people that were the same size
as she was. As she reached adolescence, she could become anyone she
wanted and played mischievous pranks on people. She managed to keep her
secret ability from everyone, including her father. Her father was a
nobleman who saw that she was unlike other little girls, in that she was
interested in science and fencing. He eventually taught her how to
use a sword and often told to her, "You are faster than I am, if you had
only longer arms, you could beat anyone".