Zaria Forman

Painting the Climate Crisis into Each Precious Detail

WORDS BY EMILY PITTMAN

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BROOKLYN — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10

In Antarctica, the air is alive with sound. Penguins whir, ice crackles, and waves lap against barren landscapes while painter Zaria Forman absorbs the endless detail of a glacier’s icy wall. On-site research is crucial for Forman, and she has dedicated her practice to observing - and capturing - the Arctic, a region of our planet crucial for regulating our climate and under the fatal threat of collapse. Whether it has been aboard the National Geographic Explorer or traveling with NASA’s scientific expeditions, Forman has collected imagery of one of the most rapidly changing continents on earth for her creative practice and climate change advocacy. The environmental issues plaguing our poles feel...

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Zaria Forman by Jenny Nichols

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