"Jardim do Nego" or Nego´s Garden is the brainchild of Geraldo Simplício, the "Nego" a talented multimidia artist that started his body of work in 1969. There you can find represented myths and legends from the Brazilian culture. Nego is also a very nice and talkative host.
By carving and building his pieces around the hillside of his property, Nego manages to balance art with nature. Huge in size and with various different themes, it is quite an varied range of work which needs constant maintenance to remain the way it is. Some of the pieces are truly impressive in size and details.
My entire family was mesmerized by the works of Nego. Even my 13 year old son and 15 year old daughter loved seeing these sculptures. I spent over an hour talking one on one with Nego and learned about the spiritual power that inspires his work. Walking through Jardim do Nego is a very personal and life changing experience. In...