||Geraldo Dantas was born in Arapiraca in 1977. As a child he used razor blades to cut pieces of wood, and at 10 sculpted things out of clay.
Like most of the population in Arapiraca, Geraldo worked from an early age in the tobacco plantations. “I used to make my things on the side to amuse myself. But one day a man saw them and liked them. I learned by myself. Zezito coached me, but I don’t need to copy anyone. Today, I work exclusively as a sculptor. If the client wants, I can make a bust of him.” His lines are strong, as are the colours he uses. He makes saints and bandits, without discrimination. The faces are always typically Northeastern, like his own.