Jaakko Pernu is a Finnish sculptor and environment artist living in the city of Oulu. He has worked for 20 years with only natural materials to create his installations.
Many of Jaakko Pernu’s works derive their inspiration from his early life, growing up in rural Eastern Finland. As a child, Pernu helped his father construct wooden boats. He observed his father’s technique of manipulating wood to create sweeping, elegant shapes, and this is evident in his distinct environmental sculptures.