A few years ago, Helsinki-based Artist Jonna Pohjalainen spent the summer at an environmental art workshop in Pedvale, Latvia. She arrived there supply-less, but with an open mind. Every day, she would sit quietly, taking in the rural landscape, sharpening her pencils and watching the sunset. It was during those quiet moments that she got the brilliant idea to transform the gray aspen logs that surrounded her into gigantic color pencils.
“Environmental art is a concrete way of raise up the values of the area, to see ones own environment in a new way and get interested in influencing it,” Jonna says.