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Fabulous rendering of the Indian Ocean at Maldives through the most unbelievable pastel drawings!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

/ by Sajjad Sarwar
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. With an average ground level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the planet's lowest country. It is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in). Forecasts predicting future inundation of the Maldives due to rising sea levels are of great concern to its people. To make people aware of the peril that threatens this exotic island nation, the Artist Zaria Forman, for almost a month she was taking photos in the Maldives inspired by the blue sea.
Her impressive work is created with soft pastels colors and the result is so realistic that you feel like diving into the deep blue...It's her effective ability in capturing the different blue and green shades of the water plus the rising white crests of the ocean's waves. She is a gifted artist with sensitivity, so through her work along with pleasure tries to alarm people!
"I hope my drawings will raise awareness and invite viewers to share the urgency of the Maldivians’ predicament in a productive and hopeful way," she states on her website. "I believe art can facilitate a deeper understanding of crises, helping us find meaning and optimism amidst shifting landscapes."

Of the photo above she states, "Fabulous photographer Francois Lebeau took this the other day before it was finished - I just like that it gives you a sense of scale." Love how she shares her "in progress" shots.
Source: Mymodernmet

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