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Environmental Art Branches Out

Environmental Art Branches Out

Jaakko Pernu is an environmental artist who works with nature as his playground. Reportedly a stimulus for his art comes from his father who worked at times as a boat builder. Learning at an early age how to labor and work with wood, for more than 2 decades now he has been creating organic outdoor¬†sculptures and pieces that bring a bit of forest whimsy into concrete spaces. Said to also draw inspiration from puuraja, which is a Finnish word for the timberline at which trees in the Northernmost latitudes will not grow, he employs things like countless willow twigs and… read more

Fashions Inspired By Nature

Fashions Inspired By Nature

Environmental artist, Anni Rapinoja, has created some attention-grabbing works. Among her collections are a series titled Wardrobe of Nature. This assemblage of art meets attire takes on clothing in a way that gently mocks the synthetic and commercially mass produced for profit frocks. The shapes of each piece are reminders that humans are part of the natural world, but also as a concept that has been lost due to modernization that focuses mostly on monetary goals. One of the intentions of this collection is to remind that we need a natural balance that should also be mimicked throughout, and not… read more