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SODO Motive

One of the first cities to adopt a percent-for-art ordinance, Seattle now sets aside 1% of all improvement projects to commission public art. This original documentary shares the story of four globally recognized artists: Paola Delfin, Gabriel Marquez, Sam “Sneke” Swanson, and Angelina Villalobos. Originally connected through Seattle’s SODO Track project, they reunite for a new creative collaboration around one of the city’s most iconic gathering spots, Seattle Center. This film originally aired on REVOLT TV.

SODO Motive | Series Trailer

SODO Motive

One of the first cities to adopt a percent-for-art ordinance, Seattle now sets aside 1% of all improvement projects to commission public art. This original documentary shares the story of four globally recognized artists: Paola Delfin, Gabriel Marquez, Sam “Sneke” Swanson, and Angelina Villalobos. Originally connected through Seattle’s SODO Track project, they reunite for a new creative collaboration around one of the city’s most iconic gathering spots, Seattle Center. This film originally aired on REVOLT TV.

Artist Profile: Angelina Villalobos

SODO Motive

Angelina Villalobos, pseudonym 179, grew up in Seattle within a mosaic of cultures and ideas. Raised as an Americanized Mexican Catholic, Angelina’s work mixes the iconography of Catholicism with pop culture and folklore. Those influences, in addition to being raised in the Pacific Northwest in the 90s, reflect her personal pursuit of understanding the world around her.

Artist Profile: Gabriel Marquez

SODO Motive

Gabriel Marquez was born in El Paso, Texas, where he lived for 31 years. In 2014, he moved to Seattle—a move which he says helped him evolve into the artist he is today. As an active member of the Seattle community, Gabriel’s has exhibited in multiple exhibitions with the Center on Contemporary Art, as well as True Love Art Gallery, Axis Gallery and Mainframe Gallery, among many others. In the summer of 2016, he was a featured artist in the acclaimed “La Cocina” pop-up Latinx art space, organized by non-profit La Sala, a Latinx artists’ network.

Artist Profile: Paola Delfin

SODO Motive

Born in Mexico City, Paola Delfin is a muralist influenced by illustrations, organic forms, and a mixture of unusual materials. Her work explores beauty and feminine sensibility, depicting a range of incredible changes and contrasts that gives her work a life of its own. Through her meticulous process of illustration, Paola’s goal is to make her work universally available to all audiences from all walks of life.

Artist Profile: Sam “Sneke” Swanson

SODO Motive

Sam “Sneke” Swanson was born and raised in Burien and Seattle. An accomplished graffiti artist, he spearheaded an initiative to beautify the Chinatown-International District by working with the neighborhood businesses to create legitimate, graffiti-style paintings and murals. A devoted Seattleite, Sneke also curates art events such as Mural Masters in and around Seattle.

SODO Motive (Full Feature)

SODO Motive

One of the first cities to adopt a percent-for-art ordinance, Seattle now sets aside 1% of all improvement projects to commission public art. This original documentary shares the story of four globally recognized artists: Paola Delfin, Gabriel Marquez, Sam “Sneke” Swanson, and Angelina Villalobos. Originally connected through Seattle’s SODO Track project, they reunite for a new creative collaboration around one of the city’s most iconic gathering spots, Seattle Center. This film originally aired on REVOLT TV.
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SODO Motive | Series Trailer

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Artist Profile: Angelina Villalobos

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Artist Profile: Gabriel Marquez

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Artist Profile: Paola Delfin

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Artist Profile: Sam “Sneke” Swanson

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SODO Motive (Full Feature)

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