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Zaria Forman  Brooklyn, NY

'Greenland #62'
Soft pastel on paper
'Greenland #64'
Soft pastel on paper

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About Zaria


Zaria Forman is a Brooklyn based artist who creates large scale pastel drawings that document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change.

Zaria describes her work by saying, “The inspiration for my drawings began in early childhood when I traveled with my family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of my mother’s fine art photography. After my formal training at Skidmore college I now exhibit extensively in galleries and venues throughout the United States and overseas. In addition to exhibitions, recent projects include a series of drawings that served as the set design for the classic ballet Giselle, which premiered in October 2012 at the Grand Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland (see drawings and performance photos here). Ten of my drawings were also used in the set design for House of Cards, a Netflix TV series directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey.”


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Tracy Rocca

Albuquerque, NM Artist

"Drawings so real you can hear the sound of ice melting! Zaria’s large scale pastel drawings document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change. Check out her new video work on her instagram, and be sure to turn the volume up."


Zaria appears in the following Top 10 lists


'The Sea'

'Twitterers'

'New York'

'#Instagram'

'Environmental Consciousness'


10 of 23 reactions displayed


Interesting concept.

ok

arrresting

It is very neat

i think you captured the tiny details of ice. i think u were thinking about ice, or drinking/eating something that inspired you.

I feel a strong sense of emotion when I look at these. Aged,wisdom,loneliness

There is a strong sense of feeling in this picture. I'm not quite sure what its making me feel yet. So far, for me, it is communicating a kind of loneliness. The dark sky behind the cool blue's and grays is wonderful.

something that i cant draw ...fantastic! to show the beauty of nature in painting may help people think before they detroy it.

I saw these on exhibit in Seattle. They really are pretty fabulous. Almost photo realistic, but slight monochome, like a hand colored photo, caused a look again shift.


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