Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman explores “moments of transition, turbulence, and tranquility in the landscape.” In her characteristic large-scale format and working primarily in pastel, Forman imbues each drawing with a profound level of detail and attenuating care, spending months to portray what is otherwise a fleeting experience with nature. “I actually don’t set out to make anything hyperreal. Rather, I attempt to portray the landscape as I experience it,” says Forman of a technical precision that offers deeper immersion in remote landscapes. “I choose to convey the beauty as opposed to the devastation of threatened places. If people can experience the sublimity of these landscapes, perhaps they will be inspired to protect and preserve them,” she says.