“Beauty and Fragility” – Capturing The Vanishing Polar Sublime

Posted: March 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Zaria Forman’s large-scale compositions of melting glaciers, icebergs floating in glassy water and waves cresting with foam explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility. Join her as she discusses the meditative process of artistic creation and the motivation behind her work. “My drawings celebrate the beauty of what we all stand to lose,” she says. “I hope they can serve as records of sublime landscapes in flux.”

  1. Collin Andersen says:

    I would appreciate an “endangered” series featuring jazz, the newspaper, cursive, and landline telephones. If saving them doesn’t turn out, “in memoriam” can be added to the canvas.

    I love hyperrealsim in art. Admittedly, the image can blue the line between painting and photograph and make itself non-unique, but the technical skill is breathtaking.

    • I’m a big fan of many of the vanishing species you mention. While I could teach our class as a sixteen-week eulogy and lament for all we are losing, I don’t think the losses are as meaningful or poignant is we see them out of context. Students can get edgy because it can seem to them that I am narrow-minded and doctrinaire. That’s not the case. It’s only possible and effective to teach so much at once. Consequently, it’s necessary to be patient and wait for all the piece to fall into place one at a time. Thanks for letting me try to do things the best way I know how.

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