Hyper Realistic Pastel Drawings of Greenland’s Icebergs Raise Awareness On Climate Change
New York-based artist Zaria Forman uses pastels to create incredibly realistic drawings of Greenland’s icebergs that not only raise awareness on the climate change but are also a gift to her late mother.
Zaria’s mother wished to go on an Arctic journey, similarly as the one American painter William Bradford took in 1869. She dedicated her life to photographing the remote region of Northwest Coast of Greenland but sadly she wasn‘t able to finish the voyage before her death.
“My mother had conceived the idea for the voyage, but sadly did not live to see it through. During the months of her illness her dedication to the expedition never wavered and I promised to carry out her final journey. In Greenland, I scattered her ashes amongst crackling ice diamonds, on the towering peak of one of earth’s oldest stones and under the green glow of northern lights. She is now a part of the landscape she loved so much” recalls the artist.
Part of the sales from the drawings go straight to 350.org, the organization assigned to solve the global climate crisis.
Source: zariaforman.com | Facebook
I would like to hire you to paint a wall on my flat this are amazing landscapes. Hope to meet some day.
Sarah Louckjes, theres plenty of mess on the floor. look at the first picture a little more closely lol
Looks fake to me…no mess on the floor, sorry I call BS.
What? Do you understand what pastels are?
The Science Behind Environmental Arts:
The “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts” is a practical
study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their
Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective
sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms!
At the ARK in Berea,
global home of the environmental arts movement, David Jakupca, states
that, “The special Theory of Iceality belongs to a class of
“principle-theories”. As such it employs an analytic method. This means
that the three elements which comprise this theory, Humanitarian,
Environmental, Arts and Culture, are not based on hypothesis but on
empirical discovery. The empirical discovery leads to understanding the
general characteristics of natural
“Throughout history, various movements
in Art have taken place: impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art,
Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and
now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a
vision is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of
this new genre of art, David Jakupca, calls this type of expression this
the “Environmental Art Movement”. He is also the founder of the:
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively
devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the
21st Century”. Art Critic and Writer, Priscilla Cinadr
I love everything about this from the detailed pastel drawing (or painting ) to the meaning and use behind it.
These are paintings, not drawings.
To be precise, they are pastels.
LOL the article just stated pastel lol