Sunday, October 25, 2015

In the high desert of Northern New Mexico, you can hear the sounds of a man entranced in his work 

underground in a cave. You will see a small entry that opens into a cavern, where Ra Paulette has 

spent the last 25 years carving New Mexico's sandstone into magnificent art. He's spent years doing 

this work with the company of only his dog. 

When asked if he is a man obsessed with cave digging, he gives the really thoughtful response: “Is a 

child obsessed with play?” He waxes on to say, that when you love what you are doing, you are 

driven to do it all the time. He sees his majestic pieces as environmental projects; his goal is to 

inspire people such that they open up emotionally, in response to the enormity and power of what 

his carvings evoke. It can be said that he has created magic in the underground caves that he has 

carved. They are at once intimate and overwhelming. Interestingly, Ra doesn't see himself as an 

artist, but simply as a man expressing his sense of wonder in a passionate way. I would beg to differ 

with his opinion that he is not an artist. What he has created, is livable art of unbelievable power. 

The video you are about to watch tells the rest of his story, and gives you a tour of his magnificent 

caves. Unbelievably, his work had no notoriety until a filmmaker asked to do a documentary about 

Ra. Called “Cave Digger”, the film ended up winning an academy award! Please share your reactions 

to this story of peaceful man who's purpose was a dedication to his craft. We can guarantee that 

you are about to view something you have never seen before

via Sun Gazing


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