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In the ‘Serra Pelada’ of Paraíba in Brazil, graffiti color ‘islands’ of rock in a quarry

By Eduardo Vessoni*

In the aridity of that stone world, between crude tools and huge islands of rocks that create a scenario of devastated land that has already been compared to that of Serra Pelada, Tarciso Play made art.

Without ladders or a crane, this 27-year-old graffiti artist from Paraíba left his "sertaneja" art stamped on granite blocks from a quarry still in operation, inspired by the local stories he heard . . .

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