||Son of a fisherman, Adailton Barbosa Galdino was born in Guaraqueçaba (PR), in1947. As a child of 7, he enjoyed drawing but it was hard to get art materials. “I think I used to doodle a lot and carried on because I liked it. One day, when we were living in the city (after his father’s death when he was 12 years old), an Italian nun saw my drawings and taught me how to improve them.
I have been a fisherman, a baker, a factory worker. I’ve done a bit of everything. I retired because of a disability. When I was kid I would wait for my mother to come back from the market so I could get the wrapping papers for drawing. I learned everything alone apart from the tips the nun gave me. I even work with clay but I don’t fire the pieces because I don’t have a kiln.”
Adailton started moulding with paper. His animals stand out due to their simplicity and decoration. They are made of paper and painted with water based paint, and when necessary have a structure of wire or wood.