ARTIST NEWS

ARTIST NEWS


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Paula Castillo | The National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Women to Watch 2018: HEAVY METAL
June 28 - September 26, 2018


Opening Gala


TETHERED, 2014 Paula Castillo individually welded lock
washers, hand cut & twisted wire 15"x18"11"
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INTIMATE IDEAS IN THE BRIGHT Paula Castillo
welded steel, automotive paint 17"x18"x11"
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PORTIONS OF SMALL WAVES, 2012 Paula Castillo
individually welded steel byproduct 3"x27"x27"
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Paula Castillo gives an artist talk at The National Museum of Women in the Arts on her background and inspiration. 



"My interest in working with metal began early, because I grew up in a family that used and valued the detritus of the world. The idea of working with metal was always accessible to me: my Lebanese family had been blacksmiths before they came to the United States while my Hispanic family, including my father, were welders. My work engages in the practice of understanding how forces and systems - both the human-made and the natural - are perpetually remaking the world we inhabit. I create welded sculpture using industrial steel byproducts scavenged from regional waste streams. My process is a high-tech/low-tech hybrid. I begin by designing forms with 3-D development software, then I create those forms by hand-welding thousands of discarded industrial byproducts." 
-Paula Castillo