Trees growing through gallery walls is a specialty of Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira from São Paulo. When Henrique was a student he noticed that the wooden plywood fence across the street was deteriorating in an unusual way. He was intrigued with how the wood was peeling away in strips revealing color contrasts and unusual textures. When the fence was finally torn down, he collected all the scraps and began making sculptures from them – he even featured some of them in his senior art project. Now as a professional artist, his recycled wooden creations have continued to grow in size. For this latest project, Mr. Oliveira visited various trash dumps in São Paulo scavenging any left over wood he could find. Once collected, he shaped the various wooden pieces over a PVC pipe structure, fused them together, and painted them to create these dramatic sculptures that literally break the traditionally defined gallery spaces.