We’ve only just discovered Zaria Forman! I know! If you are a huge fan of House of Cards – like we are – you would have already subliminally seen her work hanging up on Claire Underwood’s office walls. In total 10 of her paintings were used for set design for the hit TV show starring Kevin Spacey.
A series of 10 drawings have also served as set design for the classic ballet Giselle at the Grand Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland. Her latest project ‘Chasing the light’ has taken her to Greenland retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape. As part of this project she has also spent time in the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, and arguably the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.
She is a huge talent drawing inspiration from the family travels from childhood which were the subject of her mother’s fine art and photography. Her mother (Rena Bass Forman) was an influence and inspiration for the Greenland expedition but did not live to see Zaria complete her journey. While Zaria was in Greenland she took the opportunity to say goodbye to her mother by scattering her ashes amidst the melting ice. A percent of all sales from the project ‘Chasing the light’ will go to 350 org
Zaria’s artworks are mainly large format, soft pastel on paper. They are so peaceful, majestic and beautiful and she is definitely an artist you should keep an eye out for. Visit her website below for more photos of her works from her Greenland/Maldives journey, from the classic ballet in Switzerland and many other of her projects. You can also catch her on instagram showcasing her beautiful masterpieces in the making.