Artist Henrique Oliveira has been creating giant organic sculptures throughout Europe for over a decade. More recently, the artist has brought his work to North America with the construction of 'Devir,' a massive invasive installation spotted in New York's Upper East Side.
Oliveira works primarily with reclaimed materials found from construction sites in a process he compares to "raising the dead." The artist's installation features a twisting organic tree-like sculpture that ejects itself from one end of the room to the other, inviting on-lookers to crawl and crouch under the structure to make their way around the room. Made from recycled plywood scraps, the invasive sculpture elicits a sense that's both threatening and intriguing.
The project has been described as a "hidden weed in a concrete city" and brings a unique sense of artful deviation to this famously upper-class neighborhood.