Artist Zaria Forman is using pastel to recreate the pictures taken by her mother years ago in remote places. For many of us today, her childhood seems a perfect one, travelling with her family in spectacular places where her mother was taking photos every summer. Her work might seem surreal if you think that everything is handmade, each detail, shadow and color is carefully chosen. She talks with much love about her art and she wants to make a difference in the world, even though she admits her pastel drawings won’t solve the global warming problem. She is not only using pictures to inspire her art but she says that it helps a lot participating herself in changes of light and weather.
Just take a look and be surprised by this realistic art representing icebergs, storms, oceans and seas.
Text: Diana Porumboiu
September 5, 2014