“Public art, I think, is obligated to attract attention, and is also obligated to provide a story or a mark that’s worthy of paying attention to. I look for people who are not acknowledged.” ~ Interview with Mike Kulick, Richmond.com
Paul is a story teller. He has sculpted poignant, many large scale works that are set in important and sometimes even controversial public locations. These allegorical monuments however are impossible to ignore as they are well known across the Virginia region. “Connecticut” reminds Richmond of the Native Americans that settled this land 10,000 years before us. It currently resides on top of the East Cary Street Lucky Strike Building overlooking Indian Territory once again. “Arthur Ashe” stands on Monument Avenue honoring the native son’s story which Paul felt was long overdue in telling. “Neptune” stands t to the scale for a King of the Sea as the 34’ tall Bronze Sculpture guards the shoreline to remind us to be respectful of his ocean. “The Headman” on Brown’s Island honors the African American contribution to the Kanawha Canal System. DiPasquale has also honored officers who had died in the line of duty with his 20’ “Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial” installed in 2012 at the city’s Oceanfront promenade.
Paul is a graduate with Sociology degree and an Art Minor from the University of Virginia. He also trained at the Boston Architectural Center and received his Masters degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been an Instructor, Resident, and/or visiting artist at Northern Virginia Community College, Maryland Institute, American Academy in Rome, International City of the Arts in Paris, William & Mary, and his Alma Matter Virginia Commonwealth University.