The fascinating caves created by an amazing man named RA Paulette.
In the Northern part of the U.S. state of new Mexico lives an amazing man named RA Paulette (Ra Paulette).
He is not a sculptor, architect or engineer, he’s just an artist with great natural talent, for nearly 30 years, fascinated by unusual hobby – hand-turns an unremarkable cave in a complex of artistic space, which he calls “pristine sanctuary”. In them, according to the craftsman, you can be alone and feel the “soul of the world.” Underground galleries, carved by hand in supple sand hills and decorated with intricate designs scattered across a desert plain just an hour drive from Santa Fe.
For each project 69-year-old artist develops a unique style and design. Your creations it creates in the rocks from light Sandstone, the relatively easy formation. Using only hand tools, including a shovel and a pick, RA Paulette has been doing sandy formations passages, tunnels and caves, definitely cutting holes in them for ventilation and natural lighting. Then the wizard proceeds to the walls covers their ornate carvings and intricate reliefs. The manner in which craftsman calls “dancing digger”. So as a result of Titanic work of one gifted individual among the arid landscapes of new Mexico formed a system of vaulted halls, reminiscent of the mysterious underground palaces.
Company artist alone in his cave workshops is consistently faithful dog.
His first cave, known as “Heart Chambe”, RA Paulette created in 1987, she was presented to the public and instantly gained an incredible popularity among tourists. However, due to the fact that security measures had not been complied with and, besides, the attraction was on public land, after some time, it had to be buried. Today, on account of the sculptor self-taught 14 completed projects. The most grandiose and ambitious of his creations, the 15th cave complex, talented Americans began to create in 2010 and plans to spend approximately 10 years of work. The purpose of this large-scale art project is to use the solitude and beauty of nature to awaken in people the desire for spiritual renewal and personal well-being. The artist is sure that the art is not trying to bring about change by direct action, rather, it affects the emotional basis on which a change might occur.
Special education RA Paulette has not, and does purely for the sake of self-expression, getting great pleasure from the process. According to the sculptor, manual labor is the basis of his work, because indeed standing of the business you need to devote yourself, all emotional, mental and physical strength. American craftsman found his life and immensely happy. However, they do not seek any attention or fame, only thing he needs is an opportunity to create.
To visit a surreal caves of RA Paulette – the job practical impossible, because the artist himself does not apply on the whereabouts of their creations, and most of them are located on private land, where not too happy about the uninvited guests. At the moment on sale land area of 74 hectares, lying between Santa Fe and Taos, in the territory of which is one of the cave complexes, referred to as the “Tree of human kindness”. You can buy it for 795 thousand dollars.
The incredible story of the artist’s solitary and subterranean palaces served as the basis for the creation of the film entitled “a Digger of caves” (Cavedigger), which in 2014 was nominated for an Oscar as best short documentary.
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