Soon to Go Live with Fellowship Crowdfunder

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Greetings Spoke of Source Friends!

Yesterday dear friend Rob Woodford put the final touches on the video for my upcoming crowdfunding campaign which will go live in the next 24 hours or so and run through the month of February. The video features some awesome acted parts with friend Nicole Hogan, a song and rap that I composed for the project, and a bunch of the artworks that are on offer as campaign perks.

What is the campaign for you ask? A few months ago I was accepted to a fellowship in New York City with The DO School. Even though my flight and tuition is covered and housing subsidized, I need to raise some much needed money for living expenses and transport in the Big Apple.

The fellowship is designed to give young entrepreneurs like myselfthe tools and knowledge to implement and sustain projects such as those of Only Green Design with my brother James Stodgel and the Trash to Treasure Festivals in South Africa with friends like Candice Mostert and Nicola Vernon.

Stay tuned for the campaign!

Some New Pieces on Wood

Eye Face Alohi sEye Face Board sBird Face s Cross Wood s I have grown to love the simple work of a permanent marker on a piece of wood. Here are some recent creations: a couple with eyes and faces and the other built around a deceased bee that I found and pinned to a small board. The bee slowly disintegrated while the piece as a whole grew in complexity and became a cross floating above a wave and mist of some sort. Thank you to Alohi for modeling one of the mask pieces.

Elementet Collaboration

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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