He is Alive Sand Art! Sand artist Joe Castillo tells the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection without saying a single word,. Using only sand, light, shadow and his own hands, Castillo slowly and skillfully illustrates Jesus’s torture, crucifixion, and resurrection. His illustrations are surprisingly detailed. The stripes on Jesus’s sides are particularly realistic-looking and gripping. So too are the details upon his tomb.
Joe Castillo is also able to weave scenes together in surprising ways. With a few swipes of his hands, he changes a wooden cross into the smooth, muscular arms of the Jesus. In just a few more, he changes a scene of hell into a beautiful night sky. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Castillo’s work, however, is the way in which he creates moods. The colored lights that Castillo uses to illuminate his scenes add different traits to each one. The eery red and yellow lights on his illustration of hell, bring the horror of it to life. Meanwhile, the beautiful blue light he uses to create his sky during his resurrection scene, and the warm yellow glow he gives to the stars that shine in it give it a comforting feel. Each illustration is deeply moving.
For more info on Joe Castillo call 615-283-0039.