Being able to paint breath-taking landscapes that also carry a strong environmental message is no easy feat, yet one that artist Zaria Forman does with impeccable style. Having already done work based on Greenland, Zaria spent a year in the world’s flattest country, the Maldives.
Using pastel drawings she tried to convey a message about the dangers of environmental climate change, with this particular painting highlighting the risk of low land countries face with a rising sea level, which could see the Maldives underwater within the next 100 years.
Her skill is second to one, as she captures the beauty of the sea perfectly through the vivid colours of blues and greens, topped with the foamy whiteness helped to create the waves. Not only does it look gorgeous, it is very realistic, with an almost photographic resemblance to a body of water.
Of the picture, Zaria states on her website.
’’ 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.”