The Passion of Christ is a moving story and greatest love story ever told, but Joe Castillo deepens the experience with his performance of creating one illustration after another with sand on a light table. With a swipe of his hands he creates a setting, filling in the details with deft fingers.
The lighting adds to the shadowy light display that reveals spectacularly detailed portraits of a woman praying, Jesus on the cross and more. Completing one picture, he rakes his fingers over the picture and begins to build another detailed, moving picture of the passion story. The background music beats to the confident movement of his hands and fingers, adding drama and evoking deep emotion in the viewer.
Have you seen the greatest love story?
The sand is the medium, but Joe Castillo uses both the sand and those areas void of sand together to form pictures that stay in the mind even after his hand wipes out the current picture. The audience is awed into silence as the illustrations form, drawing response each time one part of the greatest love story is complete.
Christian Sand Artist Joe Castillo performs live with his sand art projected on a big screen, creating a powerful and moving experience. The Passion is the Christian theological term used for the events and suffering – physical, spiritual, and mental – of Jesus in the hours before and including his trial and execution by crucifixion. The Crucifixion of Jesus is an event central to Christian beliefs. The passion of Jesus Christ is the climax of each of the four New Testament Gospels, and is the fulfillment of many Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Jewish Messiah.
The passion of Jesus is not simply a heroic and poignant death confined to past history. The passion of Jesus lives on in the faith and experience of the Christian community. It is the greatest love story.
A dramatic depiction of the betrayal, beating and crucifixion of Christ performed to the powerful music of Mel Gibson’s motion picture, “The Passion of the Christ.” In this live art presentation Joe Castillo uses Sand Animation (SandStory). SandyStory is the most compelling new art form of the 21st Century. Mixing sand and light, pictures are formed and reformed into ever changing shapes and images that tell visually powerful stories. Set to music, these images inspire, challenge and motivate in a captivating way. This art performance by Joe Castillo is done live and projected on screens for a powerful and standing ovation experience! More than entertained, people will walk away inspired, remembering the message in a way they will never forget.
Joe Castillo is one of the first and certainly the premier “SandStory” artist in the world today for church and conference events. He as inspired millions of people through his Sand Animation and introduced many to this new art form. Joe Castillo is an internationally known artist, author and storyteller. He has traveled to fourteen countries, performed for world leaders and churches across the country.
Joe Castillo draws with a sure hand that shares the story and draws the viewer into the experience, leaving audiences inspired at not only his artistry, but also with the message his portrays.
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