Monday, February 2, 2015

The Cave Digger

Ra Paulette has been digging caves by hand for twenty years. His magnum opus is a sprawling wonder of land art.


Ra Paulette works alone and his tools consist of what he can carry in on his back. A wheelbarrow, a pickaxe and a shovel. He spends hours of his time each day, excavating the soft sandstone of New Mexico to create his otherworldly land art.


Video Description: "In CaveDigger, the director Jeffrey Karoff explores Paulette’s unique subterranean creations and examines the cost of the artist’s obsession as he increasingly rejects commissioned work to focus on his own magnum opus, a sprawling network of caves expected to take 10 years to complete. Nominated for an Oscar® in 2013, this is a film that brings the viewer to a hidden land of wonders that is at once an artistic revelation and a reflection of the psyche of the man who built it.

Nominated for an Oscar® in 2013, this is a film brings the viewer to a hidden land of wonders that is at once an artistic revelation and a reflection of the psyche of the man who built it."

You can find this 38 minutes short film here,
http://aeon.co/video/culture/cavedigger-a-short-film-about-a-little-known-work-of-land-art/

1 comment:

rememberinginfinity said...

This guy's work is AMAZING! The energy in these spaces must be simply spectacular!

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