These Icy Landscape Paintings Document the Effects of Climate Change

Zaria Forman documents the alarming effects of climate change in pastel colors. Stunning in their sheer realism, her landscape paintings manage to capture the many shades of blue, highlighting the extraordinary beauty of icebergs.

With well more than 200k fans on Instagram, her works have caught the attention of both the online and offline community, appearing in publications like The New York TimesNational GeographicThe Wall Street Journal, and the Smithsonian Magazine.

Based in Brooklyn, Forman’s art takes her around the world, and she has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada. “In all my travels I have never experienced a landscape as epic and pristine as Antarctica,” she shared with ArtStar. “I still haven’t found the words to properly convey the majesty and ethereal wonder of that icy continent!”

“I hope my drawings can facilitate a deeper understanding of the climate crisis, helping us find meaning and optimism in shifting landscapes,” she adds. “I hope they can serve as records of landscapes in flux, documenting the transition, and inspiring our global community to take action for the future.”

Take a look at some of her work in the gallery below.

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Ice churned water

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