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When observing the extraordinary artwork of Zaria Forman
, you might wonder about its true nature. The pure, clean, hyper realistic drawings created in soft pastel by this american artist can actually confuse you and make you think you are actually contemplating wonderful landscape photography.
As a child, Zaria used to travel a lot with her family, something that allowed her to see the world's most remote and beautiful landscapes in the world. These stunning glimpses of nature were actually the subject of her mother's fine art photography, so she really learned to appreciate it's beauty in a very special and unique way.
The immensity of the sky and the sea, along with its unique variations, is the true inspiration for Zaria's realistic portraits of nature. A perfect instability is depicted in close-up images that reveal every single detail of the elements. For Zaria, creating them is a true moment of reflexion, as she hopes to be for every single person that contemplates them: "In this process I am reminded of how small we are when confronted with the powerful forces of nature. The act of drawing can be a meditation for me, and my hope is that the viewer can share this experience of tranquil escape when engaging the work."