||Daniel Soares Costa has always enjoyed drawing. It was his favourite hobby and since he was a child he has helped to carve furniture. He used to gather wood from the leftovers in sawmills and carpentry workshops, and has a soft spot for cedar, cherry and jequitibá wood.
In his laid back way, he says that the “defects” of the wood help him decide what to make with them. “If I’m making a tray and a hole appears, I turn it into a mirror, and so on.” He shows off a short branch carved by his son with pride. “I think he has talent and enjoys it, but needs to study to learn more.” Happy in his home, he receives clients on the veranda, which is also his workshop. “I can see everything from here. People, animals, trees. And I go on working, what I really like are the things of Amazonia.”