"I always had a very close relationship with handicrafts. I grew up among the tools of my father's workshop…my brother and I were his main assistants."
"I always had a very close relationship with handicrafts. I grew up among the tools of my father's workshop, where he mounted tropical fish. My brother and I were his main assistants. Over the years, my father began to withdraw from this activity since, to search for fish, he had to make long trips to the interior of the country. This was when I saw a viable opportunity to develop my own artisan activity, and thus I began to continue the family's work – carving tropical birds of wood.
"Once I saw a wooden decorative gull that a friend brought back from a vacation in Porto Seguro. I found it very interesting, but it lacked movement. Inspired by my friend's bird, I created a gull with bendable wings that allowed it to move in the wind.
"To sell my work on the Internet was always a dream of mine. I believe that if people see my birds and wooden objects on the screen, they will certainly be interested. Now these same people and many others in the entire world will have easier access to my products through Novica."