Paula Castillo | That Mountain Over There (Now I See Her)
I create both intimate and large scale sculptural installations in response to the tensions inherent in the production of ‘place’. Although I am a conceptual and socially engaged artist, I am ultimately a maker. With a straightforward fascination for ideas and objects that grow, transform, and reshape themselves, I create work with a quiet division between the hyper organized desire to dissolve into the world and the need to buttress margins. I am most well-known for my sculpture which utilizes both fabricated and carefully appropriated industrial steel bi-product scavenged from regional fabricators to ‘show and tell’ a piece of the suffocating dislocation of matter. I arrange and weld these modest forms to mimic the manic intensity with which we structure our world, i.e. the human agency to arrange and work nature/ culture.