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One Person Dug This Cave: What Craftsmanship Is Capable Of

by TeachThought Staff

When a person brings craft, motivation, and affection to bear on an idea, incredible things are possible.

This is an idea we, as educators, try to impart to students. The success of this depends on whether or not they are ready for that kind of a message, and whether or not we’ve given them the tools and space and inspiration to make it possible.

One man, tired of creative conflicts and rejection, turned inwardly, and spent the better part of ten years alone to etch art and space for light out of a cave in New Mexico, which was recently shared on boredpanda.com. An official summary can be seen below. You can learn more here.

Cavedigger Documentary: What Craftsmanship Is Capable Of

“Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, ‘eighth wonder of the world’ art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation takes years to complete, and each is a masterwork — like Gaudi buildings turned inside out. But patrons who have commissioned caves have cut off nearly all of his projects due to artistic differences. And Paulette’s obsession is taking a toll on his personal relationships. Fed up, Paulette has chosen to go deeper — to forgo all commissions to create his own Magnum Opus, a massive 10-year project.”

Cavedigger Documentary: What Craftsmanship Is Capable Of