Brazilian Artist Hugo Franca Turns Logs into Furniture Vancouver Biennale
Tuesday April 29th, 2014
“It’s very much a creative dialogue,” says the man who talks to trees. Hugo Franca is a renowned Brazilian sculptor who fashions furniture out of logs. Revered for their majesty and complexity, his works are displayed in museums and galleries around the world. Franca is one of 45 artists invited this year to participate in the third Vancouver Biennale, a celebration of global interconnectedness through music, dance, sculpture and film. Franca has chosen to refashion five Douglas Fir logs washed up along the BC coast and transported by barge and truck to a beach on the city’s west side.