José Costa Leite, Sugar Cane Workers. This woodblock print depicts a scene that for long has been typical of this region, the Northeast of Brazil, where Costa Leite lives and works. It is the center of Brazil's sugar cane cultivation which is closely tied to both centuries of slave trade and the expoitation of soil and land.
José Costa Leite, O Dragão de 7 Cabeças (7-Headed Hydra)
This exquisite woodblock depicts the venue of one of the most famous annual events in Brazil: the carnival in Olinda, a picturesque colonial town in northeastern Brazil and home of cordel artist José Costa Leite.