coloured pencils


i love this! a Finnish artist by the name of Jonna Pohjalainen carved these amazing giant colored pencil sculptures from local aspen trunks.  the pencils are being shown as a part of an outdoor exhibit at the Open Air Art Museum in Latvia.

Jonna made each one of these onsite.  each day she would sit in the grass and carve the wood until sunset, slowly changing the logs into colored pencils. she arranged them in a circular formation – it kind of reminds me a Stonehenge– like sculpture.  it really shows that to Jonna, art is equally about the actual process of making it and about the final piece.

she states, “colours bring joy and happiness in our everyday life.  i chose this place as my work because of the sunsets.  you can sit and meditate near my work and watch the sunsets.  without the sun there are no colours in life!”

i love the natural feel of her work.  she came to the location empty handed, and used only the materials that were in front of her.  the colored tips really pop out and work so well with the greyish bark color.  i want to go here!

– smiley


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