Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman’s pristine, photorealist paintings of the ocean and remote, icy landscapes are painted by hand—quite literally using her fingertips to render marks in paint and chalk, rather than brushes. Traveling to far-flung corners of the globe affected by climate change in order to source inspiration for her large-scale compositions, Forman takes photographs and creates sketches, working from these and her memory in the studio after she returns to the U.S. Past expeditions have included one to Greenland in which Forman retraced the 1869 journey of the American painter William Bradford.

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Through My Eyes: The World According to Zaria Forman, Issue 04 (Fall 2014)