The painted forest of Oma: an eco-friendly installation
The forest of Oma, ‘one of Basque artist Agustin Ibarrola’s best known works’ is an example of ‘land art,’ a ‘creative trend that first appeared in the 1960s’ which sees artists take their art to nature, using the countryside as their frame and medium. In Ibarrola’s case, it was the Oma forest in Northern Spain that became his canvas, where a magical forest now comes alive with colour.
But there’s a trick to seeing some of the art in this forest–certain images can only be appreciate from certain points, where lines connect to form larger abstract images. Arrows are even on the ground so ‘museum’ goers know just where to stand to take in Ibarrola’s full artistic vision.