Paula Castillo

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Paula Castillo

This temporary installation is comprised of approximately 1600 ¼” diameter fiber glass landscape rods inserted into the ground. Each is coated with a glow in the dark phosphorescent and topped with a small fishing bait bell. The intent is to create a visual and auditory component for perceiving the wind. During the day, visitors can observe the piece gently moving in the wind as well as hear the wind as it enlivens the small fishing bells. At night, the phosphorescence will be charged and visitors will be able to witness the glowing chiming rods as the wind moves through them. After removal there will be no physical change to the environment other than the rods serving to delicately aerate the soil. Phosphorescent coated rods connect participants with the migratory nature of wind.

Sponsored by NM Arts

Artist Statement:

I am a contemporary sculptor with over a 20 year history of public art commissions, innovative installations as well as multiple solo gallery and multiple museum exhibitions. I have completed numerous significant projects in the State of New Mexico to include all of the exterior artwork for the New Mexico State History Museum and a massive memorial to César Chávez for the City of Albuquerque. As a public artist I have a wealth of experience utilizing a variety of skill sets to create interesting and unique 3-D

work. I possess superior proficiency with multiple types of fabrication and mastery of Form Z architectural software which provides for the engagement, scale and stability necessary to create both temporary and permanent art appropriate to a public setting. As a public artist, my goal is to truly create a public space where meaningful dialogue and social interaction can take place. Non-traditional public projects, such as the TIME installation, can give the artist an opportunity to create an intervention that goes beyond the traditional paradigm of surface expressions that can sometimes hinder this intrinsic goal of public art. I would be honored to be selected to fully manifest the idea of “leaning the trees” for TIME: Taos 2.0. My studio lies on the high road approximately 32 miles south of Taos and so the project would also be personally meaningful to the communities of Cordova and her surrounding villages where the wind from Taos often departs to.[/vc_column_text][td_share][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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