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Pen & Ink Depictions of Trees Sprouting into Animals by Alfred Basha

Pen & Ink Depictions of Trees Sprouting into Animals by Alfred Basha - love the bear. am now definitely thinking of tattoo ideas involving this.

In 1990 Jorge Selarón decided to spruce up the steps outside his house in the neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro.

Escadaria Selarón is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people"

National tribute: The Escadaria Selaron is a world famous set of steps created by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron.

National tribute: The Escadaria Selaron is a world famous set of steps created by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron. He fancied up a run-down walkway with what he called 'my tribute to the Brazilian people'

At the time Jorge Selarón moved into a modest house a few steps up the hill, the stairway was neglected and badly in need of repairs. In 1990, Selarón started working on some renovations to the steps across from his house and he never stopped. He confesses:  It became a passion. I was obsessed, possessed, everyone laughed at me. The rent was late, my phone was cut off, but any money I got by selling my paintings, I spent on materials to continue my work.

Op-Ed: The colourful stairway of Santa Tereza in Río de Janeiro (Includes interview and first-hand account)