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We bring transformational art to communities

 

For the past five years, Joel Dean Stockdill, and his collaborating team, have been creating WildLife, a global series of large scale sculptures. Each piece is inspired by native species and is created spontaneously from discarded waste material found locally. The WildLife Project has birthed 26 very large beasts that span 4 continents throughout various public rural and private sites. The WildLife series has inspired a greater vision...

The Trace is an effort to bring these methods to local communities throughout rural North America. The Trace will be a long range, road trip connecting places with animals and people and their trash. 

The goal is to follow the map of intuition, finding dilapidated structures (crumbling trailers, homes/barns/grain silos…) and transforming the material to a new figurative animal form as a site specific work to be built in the exact footprint of the former structure.

The vehicle for this vision is a self-built, reclaimed 1950’s Airstream which is currently being converted to a workspace that can also accommodate crew. In keeping with the ethos of the artistic vision, the mobile shop and truck are undergoing a planned renovation to alternative technologies of energy to exemplify a more balanced human footprint.

Beginning on the west coast, this trip will be cross-cultural, intercontinental, roaming migration of raw animal inspiration. The vision is to bring Large Scale transformative Art, to the rural communities of the Americas.

This website is in development, for more info or ways to help please email Joel Dean and Team @ tracingwildlife@gmail.com

 

 
 
Wilber and Lester, Bighorn Sheep sculptures built by Joel Dean Stockdill and painted by Brent Spears, also known as Shrine

Wilber and Lester, Bighorn Sheep sculptures built by Joel Dean Stockdill and painted by Brent Spears, also known as Shrine

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Recently vandalized artwork, Shasta County Community rallies Rebuild!

Recently vandalized artwork, Shasta County Community rallies Rebuild!

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