Fellow SCV member and friend, Gary Casteel is interviewed in this 2 part video. In the interview, Gary discusses his family history and how a "dumb hillbilly out of the mountains" came to be a sculptor (and I would add a world-renowned sculptor). The interview is actually a few years old. Gary, his wife Leslie, and their daughter no longer live in Lexington - they moved to Gettysburg late last year. One of the most interesting parts of the interview is Gary telling of a prophecy told to him by his Choctaw Indian grandmother. He also shares some of the interesting backstory to his Gettysburg piece of Longstreet. Gary is a talented and fascinating individual.
Part 2 explains the molding part of the sculpting process and discusses the Jefferson Davis - Jim Limber statue Gary did a couple of years ago. That piece was recently dedicated at Beauvoir in Mississippi.