The work of Ra Paulette is absolutely breathtaking. He is an artist whose choice canvas for the last 25 years has been caves. But instead of painting on the walls like ancient people, Ra Paulette carves into them. Intricate and unplanned, his designs rival the grandeur and detail of European churches. Perhaps that is why they are perfect for reflection and meditation.
67 years old, Ra Paulette states, "Manual labor is the foundation of my self expression. To do it well, to do it beautifully, is a “whole-person” activity, engaging mental and emotional strengths as well as physical strength." Calling his trade "the dance of digging," Ra Paulette is the subject of an award-winning documentary directed by Jeffrey Karoff called 'Cave Digger.' One of his caves is on sale for $995,000.