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Illustrating the Beauty of a Disappearing World (Video)

For Zaria Forman, painting the Arctic is a way to address climate change. “It is important to believe that our little actions make a difference and that they count.”

Yes. We must not lose sight of that.

New York artist Zaria Forman grew up traveling the world with a mother who photographed beautiful Arctic landscapes. In this short film by Jesse Brass, Forman explains how her art, inspired by her mother’s photography, is a way of addressing climate change. “I find it important with my art to represent the beauty in the landscape, because I think that helps people fall in love with it more easily,” she says. Forman hopes that people who fall in love with nature will be more compelled to make a difference. ~ National Geographic


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. puppiesinparadise

    Just think if we all did our part to change the world what we could accomplish.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Right on, Honey. We do have the power, together, to accomplish large, important goals.

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Beautiful work by Zaria Forman. Imagine the power of one multiplied by the billions!

  3. Rajagopal

    Thanks JoAnn, for some stunning pics of the Arctic sea and ice scape, and a fascinating video footage of Zaria at work on translating those photographs into art creations. For sure, these works will contribute to sharpening public awareness and galvanizing people into concerted action on environmental conservation…

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks, Raj. Zaria is right, people are motivated to care for what they find beautiful – even the remote Arctic.

  4. Dr. Rex

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is important …. “our dying world”!!!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing!

      • Dr. Rex

        Always, anytime …. 🙂

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