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    IAF INTERFICTIONS ONLINE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN ends above target goal

    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

    The fiction offerings remix tropes from ghosts to automata, with new work by Richard Butner, Su-Yee Lin, Kat Howard, Tade Thompson and S. Craig Renfroe Jr.

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    Thomas Wargin
    Wendy Ellertsen, 2010
    Thomas Wargin

    As an IAF Board person, I am always on the lookout for artists dancing in the "in between". I've been participating in the American Craft Council shows for years and discovered many such dancers there. However, occasionally I encounter an artist so outstanding, skilled, driven and creative that all I want to do is stop and breathe in the spirit and dynamism of the work, then accept the challenge of the encounter to push my own work and thought process further. Such an artist is Thomas Wargin. Thomas is a sculptor in bronze and other media, a 2-D artist, an engineering patent holder and – in my opinion – very much one of our interstitial merry band defying definition.

    He explains his work with these words:

    "My sculpture represents a diverse array of skill sets and ideas. I am not fixed upon a certain style nor do I cater to trends. I simply let my imagination and visual perception create my work. I am an ideas man, sort of an artist-inventor. I want to create work that is unlike what I have seen before. I am trying to go the opposite way and am driven by what my mind will come up with next. I have a fixation over process and how things are made. I have a passion for engineering yet my true love is for the fine art and design. I am a thinker and my optimism lets me foresee beyond that which has already been seen."

    I encourage all to take a journey with Thomas through his gallery pages...or better yet, for a real challenge, find a way to attend one of the shows where he is participating. Journey on!

    Sample Gallery

    A Circus World
    A Circus World
    Caged
    Caged
    Chastity
    Chastity
    Confession Booth
    Confession Booth
    Eve's Game
    Eve's Game
    Forest Watchers
    Forest Watchers
    Her Childhood Dreams
    Her Childhood Dreams
    Hyperbunny
    Hyperbunny
    Identity Search
    Identity Search
    Internal Struggle
    Internal Struggle
    Jacker
    Jacker
    Jester
    Jester
    Liftoff
    Liftoff
    Mind Gane
    Mind Game
    Mind's Eye
    Mind's Eye
    Mind's Eye 5
    Mind's Eye 5
    Mind Split 1
    Mind Split I
    Mind Stretch
    Mind Stretch
    Mr. Mechanism
    Mr. Mechanism
    My Blue Water
    My Blue Water
    One Bad Apple
    One Bad Apple
    Puppet Love
    Puppet Love
    Silent Journey
    Silent Journey
    Sparrow
    Sparrow
    Streamliner
    Streamliner
    Takeoff
    Takeoff
    The Offering
    The Offering
    The Puppetmaster
    The Puppetmaster
    Torque III
    Torque III
    Warp Speed VII
    Warp Speed VII
    Window Watchers
    Window Watchers
    Winged Relic
    Winged Relic

    About the Author

    Wendy Ellertson grew up in San Francisco, Chicago, and Cleveland. She has been an active member of the fine craft community for over thirty years dancing around and through many media categories always accompanied by her figures which incorporate leather, clay, wood and a deliciously eclectic array of contemporary and ancient materials, techniques and dreams.

    finish line
    finish line