||At 8, Aparício Silva used to watch his father, Antenor Silva, a talented sculptor and first inhabitant of the Vila Jaiara borough in Anápolis, Goiás.
He still lives on the smallholding that belonged to his father, who used to work the land before becoming an artist. Aparício has worked in commerce, has played in a band (guitar and harmonica), and as a sculptor he has travelled the world, taken part in exhibitions and now has settled down. “I have some works that are over 20 years old. I make a model and then make it bigger. But I also like miniatures like my father used to make. We cut the cajá tree trunks where the thick bark meets the thinner layer. If you take the bark off, it grows back.”