American sculptor Ra Bullitt has been working underground for nearly 30 years. The man who turns 83 this year is not a miner, he is a caver – and no coincidence.
Depending on his chosen profession, he carves halls with an interior height of 9-13 meters under the New Mexico Plateau, where it is not the excavated rocks that are valuable, but rather the carved cavities themselves and tunnels with their associated complex traffic systems that are valuable. And interesting.
So far, he has carved 24 caves of varying sizes in the stony desert north of Santa Fe.
These hundreds of meters long corridors were directly carved by the artist as if they were the remains of a secret world. In a previous interview, the American agg stated that he did not know where the desire to start drilling came from. An inner voice told him to start his new psychedelic adventure.
Among the cave sculptor's creations, no two designs are alike. Mysticism is enhanced by the fact that in some of Paulet's caves, he also created small skylights through which the sun or moon shines only during certain periods. Other aisles are so dark that the deeply divided benches and booths can only be lit by candelabra and candles.
The walls of the caves are always decorated with carved patterns. From flower petals to abstract shapes, these vibrant curves look like they were created by nature, but in fact they are not. A recurring motif in cave art is the St. James's shell, the snail's shell, the rippling surface of water, the bark, the buds and buds of tree trunks, as well as the oval-shaped seeds and buds.
Paulette sees her artwork as a hobby or public service rather than a money-making venture. The pensioner, who is in good physical condition, hopes that peace and epiphany will overwhelm those who wander into his rooms. His hope is not far from practice.
According to many, its spaces carved into the soft sandstone rocks have a spiritual power and radiance that cannot be felt in churches, synagogues and mosques.
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Martha Mendozaa Los Angeles Times According to his critic, in these artificial underground halls, regardless of world religions, really
You can feel God's presence much more than those built on the roof.
According to the journalist, these underground structures function as sanctuaries for prayer, intimacy and meditation to the point that everyone enters them with joy and peace on their faces.
Incidentally, the alleged spiritual renaissance is already attracting so many visitors to the site that the Origin Resort at Rancho de San Juan had to launch separate guided tours a few years ago so that the general public can explore the cave temples hidden under the stone desert in safe conditions.
During the day and night tours, guests also have the opportunity to meditate and sing in the sandstone caves, relax in a sound bath with the help of Tibetan sound bowls and crystal bowls, and receive various sound vibration treatments.
Many weddings, baptisms and funerals have already been held in contemporary caves.
Ra Bullit Self-taught. He never studied architecture, sculpture, or structural engineering. It only works with hand tools. With shovel, pickaxe, ax and scraper. According to one source, when he took on the excavation of another cave on an exceptional order, he was paid only $12 (4,212 forints) per hour for his work. By the way, the development of aviation systems usually requires two and a half years of intense daily physical work.
About his person and works Jeffrey Karoff ranking Cave digger In 2014, a documentary was also produced on Photogravure. It was so successful that it was nominated for an Academy Award.
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