Artist Henrique Oliveira's Recycled Wooden Trunks are Incredible

By: Misel Saban - Jun 4, 2014
References: henriqueoliveira & designboom
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira created the 'Transarquitetônica' installation to invite visitors to explore a large, wooden sculptural environment. The installation replicates the naturalistic and ancestral feeling of tree roots on a gargantuan scale.

Oliveira's 'Transarquitetônica' installation is the artist's largest to date. The piece features several root-like passages made from upcycled materials that represent Sao Paulo. The various textures of the materials give a vintage look to the winding wood columns that is both breathtaking and visually stimulating. The passages are meant to be a series of intertwining wooden corridors and columns that invite visitors to explore the various routes of the piece. These wooden routes are a careful play on a tree's 'roots' as viewers can contemplate their personal connections and ancestral roots.

Photo Credits: designboom, henriqueoliveira