It all started in January 2009 when I published a first woodworking article in Wood News Online magazine of Highland Woodworking store, from Atlanta, USA. After that one I wrote three more articles, whose readers suggested me to join the Lumberjocks website.
The warm reception and effusive support that I received from woodworkers around the world encouraged me to submit an exhibition proposal to my social club in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Minas Tenis Clube — a very important one). I was also encouraged to look for appropriate ways to address my culture’s historical prejudice against manual craftsmanship such as my own work. Finally, my solo exhibition was approved for a one-month period. Its title is “The Baroque in Rosewoood – A Life of Research”. The opening has just occurred on February 4, 2010.
Actually, the opening went beyond my best expectations not only because of the quantity and quality of the viewers, but also due to the cheerfulness of the environment. Later, I managed to be interviewed by the most important local newspaper which special report will be published in a future weekend edition. Now that I have shot an arrow from my bow I will not be able to stop it anymore. So, I will have to face its consequences… (pray for me, please!)
As a preparative for the exhibition I put in the air my brand new private website that is bilingual and I think it is very nice. So, I take the opportunity to kindly invite you to visit it at the address www.carving-in-wood.com