The Oma Forest
An Orchestra in Nature
The Oma Forest, one of the best known works of Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola, belongs to the movement known as Art and Nature, which emerged in the late 1960s and sought to place works of art in nature, using the landscape as a backdrop, support and raw material.
The work is located in Kortezubi (Bizkaia), and comprises various groups of geometrical figures and motifs painted on the trunks of Monterey pine trees. Its use of a natural, living canvas, its play of two- and three-dimensional images, the way in which it places visitors and their journey of discovery at the core of the art and the wide range of reactions that it inspires make this a benchmark of the Art and Nature movement in general and of Basque art in particular.
Plan your visit
You can visit the Forest on your own or take a guided tour.
In both cases, you need to book in advance.
For more information, call 94 465 16 57 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Bilbao in 1930-2023
Learn more about the creator of the Oma Forest. Agustín Ibarrola is a Basque artist who combines traditional pictorial art with a contemporary, avant-garde style.
Places of interest near the forest
Discover other tourist attractions near the Oma Forest, such as the Santimamiñe Caves, the Basondo wildlife shelter, the Urdaibai Bird Centre, the Euskal Herria Museum, the Peace Museum and the Assembly House in Gernika and the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.
Artwork created by Agustín Ibarrola ©Government of Biscay