This Man’s Incredible Journey As ‘The Cavedigger’ Will Inspire You

Today’s #Hamspiration features the work of Ra Paulette (New Mexico), an artist whose work resulted in an OSCAR® nominated documentary…

“I am not the paintbrush, and my client is not the painter…”

“Ra Paulette creates cathedral-like ‘eighth wonder of the world’ scuptural caves using nothing but hand tools. Working in the malleable sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico his creations rival the work of the great earth artists – Goldsworthy, Heiser, Smithson.

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But Ra’s work has gone unrecognized. Patrons who commission caves often cut him off due to artistic differences or lack of funds, leaving Ra struggling.

source: designboom

Following his passion has cost him almost everything. Undaunted, at age 65, he’s decided to pursue his 10-year magnum opus on public land, without permission, working for no one but himself.”

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