Illustrating the Beauty of a Disappearing World

New York artist Zaria Forman grew up traveling the world with a mother who photographed beautiful Arctic landscapes. In this short film by Jesse Brass, Forman explains how her art, inspired by her mother’s photography, is a way of addressing climate change. "I find it important with my art to represent the beauty in the landscape, because I think that helps people fall in love with it more easily," she says. Forman hopes that people who fall in love with nature will be more compelled to make a difference.

Read a Q&A with Zaria Forman.

Check out Forman's upcoming show:

Slip, Sept 10-Oct 17, 2015
Opening Reception September 10th6-8 p.m. 
Winston Wächter Fine Art, 530 West 25th St., New York, New York

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