When I first saw Zaria Forman’s work, I thought my eyes were fooling me. One of the TAE creatives discovered Zaria’s finger paintings recently and was excited about sharing this with TAE’s readers. The hyper realistic images were created with soft pastels and the artist’s fingers, which result in tranquil yet haunting photo-like paintings.
The images of glaciers and icebergs that Zaria creates are as massive as their subjects. The designs often span the size of a large wall, which all the more makes it impressive as to how she manages to make everything look as real as humanly possible.
The environmentally conscious artist reflects her thoughts through her art, and so it goes that she often depicts water-related issues: water conservation, polar ice caps melting, storm fronts, and the like – all due to climate change.
“The inspiration for my drawings began in early childhood when I traveled with my family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of my mother’s fine art photography,” she wrote on her bio.
After formal schooling in Skidmore College, Zaria now does this for a living, exhibiting her art all over the States and the rest of the world. Her work is so impeccable that 10 of her drawings were used in the House of Cards TV show’s set design (yes, the one starring Kevin Spacey).
You have to see these for yourself to know how insanely good her works are!
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