||Living in the neighbourhood founded by his father Antenor Silva, and a neighbour of his brother Aparício, Krishnamurti Silva also started sculpting watching his father work. Developing his work for over 30 years, specialising in saints, he can be considered an example of a successful craft artist. His work can be seen in galleries and craft art shops in town, around the country and abroad.
The first piece he ever made was a bust of Christ. Then came a stylized Madonna and today there are now almost 80 different images he sculpts with the help of apprentices. For smaller pieces he prefers Imburana wood. “It comes from the Northeast where it lies on the ground, unused. It’s great as it gets really dry.” Krishnamurti also makes abstract sculptures, which have the elongated lines which are typical of his work. “I think it’s my trademark. A lot of people make similar things, but it’s just similar, never the same.”