Inside / Outside
This structure is believed to be the barn on the Garden Valley property of his youth.
Castle regularly collected shards of colored glass and later dipped them in water to survey his surroundings, taking in the blurred, colorful landscape.
This soot drawing features Castle’s studio/bedroom in a shed at their Boise home—now part of the renovated James Castle House.
PORCH VIEW / ROAD
This rural porch view has a photographic quality. Paper with a rougher surface tended to soak up more of Castle’s soot compound, allowing him to develop saturated tones.
This drawing depicts a profile image of a door with the strike plate and knobs on each side.
Many of Castle’s soot drawings focus on the built environment, such as this barn interior.