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In Oma forest, located in the Basque Country of northern Spain, art and nature coexist in harmony. The artistic work of Spanish painter Agustín Ibarrola can be observed captured on the trees. “When you are in Oma forest you feel joy,” says Ida Johansson (@artessano), a Finnish artisan who has lived in Spain for several years. “Being there means having a great time because there’s so much color. You can see one image or a completely different one depending on where you are standing,” she says. “It reminded me of when I was a little girl and I was treasure hunting. It’s a very playful place and every time you discover something new you get all excited,” says Ida, adding, “More often than not, art feels institutionalized, as it lives in a museum or a gallery. Seeing it in the woods is very different. You don’t have to be an art expert, you just need to go with all your senses open.” For more pictures of Oma forest, tap the blue location text above.

Photo by @nicorp

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