Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.
My favorites of our Mighty Giant.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
"Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose."