This piece has been hanging in from the trees in our backyard for some time now. It was completed back in 2009 as a collaborative project between my friend Cha Maul and I. During my time at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Valley I built four triangular canvases on which I painted an interpretation of the four elements – water, air, earth and fire. Later I unstretched the canvases and in the Santa Fe Awning shop, overlapped the edges and placed a series of metal eye-holes. These were then wrapped with some bungee cordage and attached to a scrap-metal tetrahedron structure that Cha welded. The result is a metal tetrahedron with an elemental painting for each face. Although one couldn’t easily roll it as a die, I have tried to lift it up so that one may see all of the faces.
– Joseph Stodgel, 12/27/13