He believes in having a spiritual life, in freedom, and in peace; supporting the theory that the earth is one living thing. He feels that humans should understand nature, live with nature, and be equal to nature. He received a BFA in sculpture from RISD and MFA in photography at NYU. Since 1995 he has been working with a group of friends on reforestation projects replanting native South Atlantic tropical rain forest trees.
Chico lives in Rio with his wife, a graphic designer/industrial designer Isabella Torquato. He wants to keep traveling, making art, and planting trees.