Zaria Forman is a unique artist that doesn’t rely on paintbrushes and other typical tools. She uses her hands, paint, and chalk to create exquisite details of icy landscapes and beaches to highlight the effects of climate change on the planet.
Her last work is called The Maldives, a body of amazing finger painting celebrating and representing a nation that could be entirely underwater within this century. She spent September 2013 in the Maldives, the lowest and flattest country in the world, collecting material and inspiration for this project.
I hope my drawings will raise awareness and invite viewers to share the urgency of the Maldivians’ predicament in a productive and hopeful way. I believe art can facilitate a deeper understanding of crises, helping us find meaning and optimism amidst shifting landscapes. – Zaria Forman
Take a look at the pictures below, I guarantee that you’ll be amazed.