Hyperrealistic Pastel Paintings of Landscapes Affected by Climate Change

For many years, artist Zaria Forman has been traveling around the world’s most environmentally threatened areas to keep a visual record of landscapes hugely impacted by climate change. She draws inspiration from her travels to create beautiful, huge pastel drawings of the awe-inspiring views. This includes the melting of Arctic icebergs and rising sea levels gradually sinking flat lands like the Maldives.

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Rather than focusing particularly on the depleting state of the Earth, she captures the world as it is today, wishing to flash a movement towards more eco-friendly practices.

“I’m trying to turn scientists’ warnings and statistics into a more accessible medium,” she explains, “and hopefully it inspires people to make an impact in their lives, no matter how big or small that may be— whether they turn the air conditioning down or make sure the water is not left running.”

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