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Artist Builds A Giant Root System That You Can Explore From The Inside

Published 6 years ago

Brazilian installation artist Henrique Oliveira has recently unveiled his newest work – a giant system of wooden tunnels that wind throughout a large room at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo, Brazil. The elaborate tunnels were build using a colossal metal carcass and inexpensive, repurposed pieces of wood found at construction sites.

This organic installation is called “Transarquitetônica” and looks like a huge root system reclaiming the space our civilization took from it ages ago.The pieces of wood it is composed of also seem to take back their original organic form. But the effect is even deeper and more overwhelming when inside the tunnel – it could be the setting of the most magical and adventurous of fairy tales.

The art piece will be available to explore at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea  through the end of November 2014.

More info: Website | Museum (h/t: thisiscolossal)

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