Saturday, September 05, 2009

A Moment of Gorgeous Aht

Henrique Oliveira, a painter from Brazil has developed an art he calls "tapumes" which means 'fencing' in Portugese. He strips off an outer layer of wood as it rots off plywood fences used to enclose construction sites, stains it with colors, and assembles it over armatures. The following video is a time lapse construction for an installation at the Rice Gallery. Go to that link for more images of this amazing work.

Here is the completed wall that was being built in that video:
Maybe it's just my construction site obsession, but isn't this beautiful?

1 comment :

Terry said...

Very beautiful. Love the reflection in the polished floor.