“On the road I live there are stone shells,” says Peake. “Old houses with their tin roofs gone and almost rendered invisible by the sprawling brambles and trees sprouting in places where they should not be…. No longer proud, these houses remain a memory of an age and time that seems almost impossible to believe.” Ghost Houses Long Gone: recorded and drawn by Nigel Peake, is self-published in an edition of 1,000.
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Tapumes, 2006, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s first solo show in the US opens at Houston’s Rice Gallery on 26 March. Oliveira uses wood collected from the streets of São Paulo to create huge installations that he calls “tridimensionals”. The thin sections of wood, obtained from old fencing and boarding known as “tapumes”, are bent and curved into these enormous structures that seem to spill off the gallery walls. Click through for some more pictures of Oliveira’s work and go here for some images of how he puts the structures together. Originally spotted on designboom.com.