Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Art in Our House

We bought this piece of art a while ago. It's been hanging there for a while too. We're working on framing it, but that process is coming along slowly. In the Northeast of Brazil all of the sugarcane is handcut. This art is a pretty accurate representation of what the cutting process is. We've heard the rumor that for a worker to get his pay (it's a monthly base pay of like R$600 or something, not much), he or she has to cut 2 tons of sugarcane a day. It must be untrue, because 2 tons? Sheesh. Sugarcane isn't light by any means, it's like a heavy stick, but 2 tons? Someone prove me wrong.

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