Greenland 2012: Chasing the Light by Zaria Forman

Artist Zaria Forman creates large-scale, realistic landscapes using only chalk pastels. 

"In August 2012, I led an Arctic expedition up the NW coast of Greenland. Called "Chasing the Light," it was the second expedition the mission of which was to create art inspired by this dramatic geography. The first, in 1869, was led by the American painter William Bradford. My mother, Rena Bass Forman, had conceived the idea for the voyage, but did not live to see it through. During the months of her illness her dedication to the expedition never wavered and I promised to carry out her final journey.

These drawings were inspired by this trip. Documenting climate change, the work addresses the concept of saying goodbye on scales both global and personal. In Greenland, I scattered my mother’s ashes amidst the melting ice.”  

Forman donates a percent of all sales to, a global climate movement. 

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Mahi Pemasani
Hamilton, ON
Fujifilm X100S

Your perception and portrayal of Canada is unique in the way that each photo tells a different story of its own. Tell us one such story.

The black and white photo above, it was taken at Buntzen Lake, British Columbia in Canada. What amazed me about that specific spot and day is that it was raining heavily and it was super gloomy, and yet there were tons of people BBQing, fishing, boating, etc.

This is something that you do see often in any other part of Canada. People in other provinces of Canada hate rain and fog, and highly value sunshine and warmth. That photo perfectly depicts British Columbia’s lifestyle as it is always rainy and cloudy there, and that doesn’t stop the people there from doing what they want to do.

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Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this Abyss
Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 1000 feet drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.
Huey wrote:
Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death.

nature n stuff
so gorgeous wow *_*
Álftavatn, Iceland |  Björk Guðbrandsdóttir
Spring mist 3 by J C Mills Photography on Flickr.