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Intriguing Instagrams From Brazil’s Repurposed-Wood Exhibit

A São Paulo artist brings nature back to its original form.

1. Artist Henrique Oliveira’s new exhibit is open in São Paulo, Brazil, and it’s a full sensory experience.

It “can be seen as a whole object, but it’s not just an object — it’s an experience,” he told Crane.tv.

2. Constructed out of wood scraps like billboards and tapumes, a type of plywood used for cheap housing in Brazil, the exhibit is his largest to date.

Oliveira says he likes the connection and transition from nature to society and rebuilding the materials to resemble natural forms again.

3. The entrance looks innocuous enough…

4. Until you see this massive sculpture.

5. That sprawls out across the building.

6. Even crisscrossing in some places.

7. And gnarling in others.

8. Inside is a whole other world.

9. Some nooks are a tighter squeeze.

10. Even Robert Frost would be hard-pressed to choose a route.

11. And if you’re tired from exploring, you can always doze a little.

12. Watch his brief interview with Crane.tv in full below.

“Transarquitetônica” will be at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea until November 2014.

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