20 Jan '12, 3pm

Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures -- Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos)

Artist Builds Huge Twisting Structures -- Using Only Recycled Plywood Shavings (Photos)

It's difficult to imagine the equating of weathered construction plywood with a painter's brush stroke, but that what Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira does with his impressive three-dimensional sculptures made entirely out of layers upon layers of pieces of peeled, old plywood, collected from various construction sites around Sao Paulo. Henrique Oliveira /via Henrique Oliveira /via Originally a painter, Oliveira began making his sculptures -- some of which look something like gigantic roots bursting into a room -- after spying an old, peeling wooden fence outside of his studio. He intuitively saw the peeling strips of wood as something similar to that of a brushstroke laid down by a painter's hand, and since then, has worked with aged plywood in this way, much like a painter would colour a canvas. Henrique Oliveira/via To make his sculptures, which range from the enormou...

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