The Selaron stairscase is located in the heart of Lapa and Santa Teresa neigborhood , with 250 stairs measuring 250 meters long this became a tourist place in Rio and is known all over the world , Jorge Selaron a Chilean born artist that lived in more than 50 countries and decided to come to Brazil in 1990 he started to work in this staircaise that was almost abandoned and beggin to create a nice colorful design and has painted more than 300 tiles
In his work he decided to collect several tiles from all over the world people who visit this place send the tiles from their countries and he has now 20.000 tiles from 60 countries
he consider his work never complete and will be finish only in the day of his death he `says ` first this tiles were scavenged from various construction sites and piles of urban waste found on the Rio streets. Today however, most of the tiles are donated by visitors
he paints pregnant African woman and he doesn’t comment on this except to say that it is a “Personal problem from his past” , he has invented a fantastic unique technique which consists of constantly changing the tiles, he sayd that this gives him a unique energy, and makes it a living, mutating work of art he just love what he does .