THE CASTLE BUILDER
THE CASTLE BUILDER from Chris Szwedo on Vimeo.
Coloradan Jim Bishop's time on Earth seems devoted to a singular purpose. In 1969, he and his Father began to construct an amazing fantasy structure without approvals or permits, and in the process created a work of astounding inetrnationally-acclaimed architectual folk art known as Bishop's Castle. While on a client project in Pueblo, Colorado, filmmaker Chris Szwedo made a special visit to this Wet Mountains site, and met Jim Bishop, who agreed to an on-camera interview, as well as site recording. This short piece is the result of Szwedo's four-hour visit-- a glimpse into the mind of a firecely independent creative genuis.