Zaria Forman

Photo by Sandra Vinazco @sandyvinazco
Photo by Sandra Vinazco @sandyvinazco

Zaria Forman makes pastel drawings of glaciers and icebergs and the changing landscapes of places like Antarctica, Greenland, and the Maldives. She does this to bring attention to climate change and to honor her mother who started it all.

Zaria shares how taking risks and having the courage to grow has been an essential part of her journey.

We get into the nitty-gritty of how she works: from curating thousands of photographs, getting just the right shades of blue for her pastel drawings, and even a bit on how she runs her studio.

Zaria’s work has been featured in National Geographic, she recently gave a TED talk and she was invited by Sven Lindblad as an artist aboard Lindblad expeditions. We talk about how all that came about.

Anyway, as you’ll hear, we geek out a little bit, and I loved every second of it. There is a moment in this interview when Zaria tells me about what she is doing with some noises she recorded in Antarctica.

My geeky little heart skipped a beat when she told me who is helping her and who stopped by her studio. I kind of had fan girl moment.

You’re going to have to listen to find out who that is.

Photo by Bennet Sell-Kline @bskphoto
Photo by Bennet Sell-Kline @bskphoto

Connect with Zaria
Instagram: @zarialynn
Twitter: @zariaforman
Facebook: @artistZariaForman

Upcoming Shows:
Seattle Art Fair
August 4 – August 7, 2016
Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle

August 11 – August 25, 2016
Providence Concept Gallery
Providence Guéthary, France
Opening reception: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7pm-11pm

Harvard University Center for the Environment
October, TBD
Opening Ceremony: TBD

Solo Exhibition: TBD
Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle
June 2017

Other Links

Radio Lab
Zaria’s feature in National Geographic, A Mother’s Legacy of Art, Icebergs, and Inspiration
Linblad Expeditions
Zaria’s TED talk

Zaria’s Drawings

Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Deception Island, Antarctica
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Greenland no.62
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Greenland no.72
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Maldives no.12
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Maldives no.14
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Svalbard no.33
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Waipi’o Valley, Hawaii no.1
Pastel Drawing by Zaria Forman
Whale Bay, Antarctica

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