The Painted Forest of Oma

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Oma forest is a artwork made by Agustin Ibarrola, a Basque sculptor and painter. The forest is located in the Valley of Oma, in a forest near Kortezubi (Bizkaia, Basque Country), in the natural reserve of Urdaibai.

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Created in the early 1980s, this open-air artistic installation consists of a large group of trees, painted in totem-like figures. If you look at them from different perspectives, they give the impression of different geometric, anthropomorphic or animal forms. The underlying idea is to create a space for the contemplation of the relation between man and nature.

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KORTEZUBI. Bosque Animado.

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It’s also called “bosque animado” or animated forest, because the painted figures change in shape as you move through the space.



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Submission by Luka Lisjak. Thank you!

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