"The roots of Finnish environmental art and music lie deep in the mental landscape of Finland."-Jonna Pohjalainen

This is the work of Helsinki based Jonna Pohjalainen, who created colored pencils from fallen trees in the forest.

In Hattingen, Germany. By li Hwang, Hae-Ryan Jeong and Chung-Ki Park

May have already pinned it, but I don't care cuz it's AWESOME!

Mandragora radix by zsofiadome.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

tree art

Lux Helsinki

Helsinki Railway Station, Clock Tower by dct66, via Flickr

Winter beach.. Sweden (by Håkan Bäckvall on Flickr)

Scribble Rugs by Front for Moooi (get yours at HL!)

Madison, WI-based artist and woodworker Ted Lott created this series of small house frames out of wood while in residency at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado. A nice comment on the role of traditional craft in the modern world.

landscape.

Miro in Chicago

Famed and controversial Chinese contemporary artist Ai WeiWei has re-interpreted twelve bronze animal heads, collectively representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. His “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” exhibition will begin on May 2, 2011 at the Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Plaza, New York.

English artist Stuart Frost breathes new life into dead trees by transforming raw organic materials into something new and captivating. Frost developed a technique of pyrography in which intricate patterns are defined by scorching the surfaces of dead trees. These elaborate patterns are loosely based on 19th century wallpaper motifs.

street art 3 Street artists... the world is their canvas (35 photos)

On the way by Paul Bailey on flickr

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884–1920). Woman's Head, 1912.

Summer in France • artist: Liza Hirst on Flickr

Neon City by Mauro Luna

pink series no. 3, detail by anne-laure djaballah