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Mês: outubro, 2012

Volcanoes.

by jonasscherer

Fotografia: DougalEARTH

Getting close to volcanoes that look eager to spit rivers of incredibly hot molten lava may not be the dream of a generation, but it is a delightful experience for those who admire Earth’s forces. Dougal Alexander Jerram, a British geologist, researcher  and media presenter is part of this group. He has been seen next to volcanoes explaining its details and has featured as an expert on his appearances on BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic and Channel 4. Director of DougalEARTH, his earth sciences website, Dougal  has accepted to pour some of his hot volcanic knowledge into this interview.

Interview done by jonasscherer via e-mail between october 13th and 24th, 2012.

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Why do people call you Dr. Volcano?

Dougal: During the Iceland volcanic ash crisis which shut off all Europe’s air space, I was asked to go on a popular TV show called “The One Show” on the BBC, to explain about the volcano. They called me Dr. Volcano, and I used a volcano model and geological samples to explain why the volcanic eruptions were causing such a problem. The name Dr. Volcano has stuck and its now my knick name.

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Stone Inhabitants.

by jonasscherer

Fotografias: Jonas Scherer

In São João dos Mellos, a rural district of Júlio de Castilhos in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil, the natural landscape draws attention to its rustic beauty. In this place, settled among mountains and fields, lies an uncommon collection of more than 200 stone statues and a few wooden sculptures, not to mention a giant stone Buddah: the place called Jardim das Esculturas (Sculpture Garden). Since 2004 the place has been making its way through beauty and originality. Rogério Bertoldo, the man behind the statues, explains what is this project and how it has emerged as a touristic destination, gathering visitors from all over the world.

Interview personally done and translated by jonasscherer at Jardim das Esculturas’ facilities on September 30th in the district of São João dos Mellos, the city of Júlio de Castilhos – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.   

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Jonas Scherer: How have you become a sculptor?

Rogério: It started all of a sudden, when I was practicing martial arts. I started to make a little Buddha, in stone, at that time I was just starting to make some intaglios. Then I decided – after that Buddha – to start the Jardim (Garden). So I asked my family for permission, got a hatchet, some old chisels and even table knives. And then I started.

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Habitantes de Pedra.

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Fotografias: Jonas Scherer

Em São João dos Mellos, distrito rural de Júlio de Castilhos, na região Central do Rio Grande do Sul, a paisagem natural chama a atenção pela sua beleza rústica. Nesse local, entre morros e campos, há um acervo incomum, de mais de 200 pedras esculpidas e algumas figuras em madeira, além de um Buda gigante: o Jardim das Esculturas. Desde 2004, o lugar desperta interesse pela sua beleza e originalidade. O escultor Rogério Bertoldo, autor das obras, explica que projeto é esse e conta como surgiu o ponto turístico que atrai visitantes do mundo todo.

Entrevista conduzida pessoalmente em 30 de setembro de 2012, no Jardim das Esculturas, no distrito de São João dos Mellos, Júlio de Castilhos – Rio Grande do Sul.

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Jonas Scherer: O teu interesse pela escultura começou de que forma?

Rogério: O interesse começou de uma hora para a outra, quando eu estava ainda praticando artes marciais. Comecei a fazer um pequeno Buda, em pedra, eu já fazia alguns entalhezinhos, mas há pouco tempo. E aí eu decidi – depois daquele – começar o Jardim. Daí eu pedi licença para a família, um machado, algumas talhadeiras antigas e até facas de mesa; e comecei.

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