Artist Zaria Forman creates breathtaking pastel landscapes to creatively record the effects of climate change across the globe using her fingers. The inspiration for Forman’s hyper-real, photo-like imagery began in early childhood when she would travel to the world’s most remote landscapes beside her late mother, who would be capturing the sites as part of her fine art photography.

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In August 2012, Forman led an expedition sailing up the North West coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape entitled, Chasing the Light. It was these awe-inspiring landscapes that brought Forman to the fore and it was followed up by her Maldives series, the lowest-lying country in the world, in 2013.

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