Water and ice by Zaria Forman
Zaria Forman is a very talented artist, who creates exciting pastel drawings. She is called the “Queen of the Icebergs”. Ice and water in her pictures look incredibly realistic. This series of pictures is called “Chasing The Light”.
Zaria can be considered a hero of our time, because she not only draws wonderful pictures, but also actively promotes environmental protection. Her pictures urge people to pay attention to environmental problems. Global warming occurs because of human activity. Icebergs, huge amounts of water, are melting at an unprecedented rate. If all icebergs turn into water, humanity will cease to exist!
Art can be not only beautiful, but also useful for mankind. People must reflect on the fragility of the world and take the right decision.
Zaria’s pictures are exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and overseas.
Zaria spent her childhood traveling with her parents to the most remote places of the world. Her mother was a photographer, who liked to shoot the most desolate arctic landscapes.
It was her mother who inspired Zaria to create the beautiful pictures. Looking at them, you feel as if you breathe the sea air of distant countries and icy rocks make you feel an arctic cold.
In 2012, the artist undertook an ambitious art expedition to the north-west coast of Greenland.
“My mother, Rena Bass Forman, was also an artist. Since childhood, her dream was to retake a trip that was taken by the famous American artist William Bradford in 1869. Alas, she wasn’t able to fulfill it, she died. In Greenland I dispelled her ashes over one of the oldest mountains of the Earth. Now she is part of the landscape, which she loved so much. I am sincerely grateful to the team of talented artists, scientists and crew members, for helping me to fulfill the last wish of my mother and fulfill her dream.”
In 2013 Forman went to the Maldives, as the country lies below sea level and can suffer from climate change first. There, she also drew a few pictures – the sea in them is fascinating and frightening at the same time.
Zaria hopes that her paintings will not leave anyone indifferent.