Artist: Scott Bokma, New York – Brooklyn, NY

Artist: Elizabeth Ryan, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Artist: Ryan Calloway, San Francisco, California

Artist: Jenna Tompkins, New York – Brooklyn, NY

“I am the captain of my soul.” — Nelson Mandela

“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ― Mother Teresa

“Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” — Buddha

“Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” — John Lennon

Soul Patch Love embraces and promotes the spirit of diversity for people of all types. Our goal is to help support people’s rights, causes, and beliefs that help promote diverse thinking.

We are looking for stories to help bring awareness to like-minded individuals. If you have a story about a cause, artist, group, or political issue please contact us today!

Artist: Scott Bokma, New York – Brooklyn, NY

Scott Bokma was born July 7th, 1976, in Columbus, Montana. He grew up in the surrounding areas of Billings and Big Timber – a true one-horse town. Eschewing horses and rodeos in favor of art galleries and cafes… Scott escaped to Seattle in 1995 to attend the Art Institute of Seattle, where he received an Associate of Applied Arts degree, and then begin his career as a graphic designer.

In 2014, Scott and his wife Sydni relocated to Brooklyn, NY to see what the big city and … Read More

Artist: Avery Palmer, Arcata, California

My work seeks to explore the nature of humanity and to express the inherent complexity and mystery of our relationships to the world we live in and to each other. Combining familiar imagery in unfamiliar ways, I invent scenarios that can be thought of as puzzles with no right or wrong solutions—and perhaps no solutions for them are possible at all. These puzzles are analogous to the changing and perpetually unresolved nature of life itself.

The multiplicity of possible readings of symbolisms in my work is central … Read More

Photographer sells others’ Instagram photos as art

“New Portraits” originally went up last year at the Gagosian Gallery, but it was the sale of the pieces this month that has had a negative development for the man who has been “rephotographing” for years, taking pictures of other photographs and altering them.

The issue has prompted a conversation about copyright and fair use, a debate that Prince has found himself in the center of before.

The Washington Post reports that in 2008, “French photographer Patrick Cariou sued Prince after he re-photographed Cariou’s images of Jamaica’s … Read More

Trump’s Gag Rule Puts Women’s Health and Lives at Risk Globally

Two days after some 5 million people around the globe marched demanding respect for women’s rights, President Donald Trump reinstated the “Global Gag Rule,” a destructive policy that threatens women’s lives around the world.

Trump signed an executive order reviving a policy that prohibits United States international aid to groups which in anyway engage with abortion – providing it, offering counseling, advocating for abortion law reform, or providing referrals – even with non-US funding. Under this rule, organizations will be disqualified from receiving US assistance simply because … Read More

The Women’s March on January 21, 2017

On January 21, 2017 there were between 3.3 million and 4.6 million marchers that made their presence known across the United States. There were no arrests reported at the largest protests across the nation. After the march, officials behind the organization reported 673 marches took place worldwide, including 29 in Canada and 20 in Mexico, and at least one on all seven continents. Following the march, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington posted the “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign for … Read More

Bikes, Bands and Burnouts!

The Dirtbag Challenge is a low rent chopper build-off, featuring real world bikes for riding in the real world. More than that, at the heart of it is a need to do your own thing, to break away from the same old mainstream ideals.

Dirtbag is about doing things your own way – without anyone’s approval, without anyone’s permission. Build the bike you want, live the life you choose. If we can do it, so can you. Visit the site to learn more http://thedirtbagchallenge.com

I decided to Read More

Our Photo Shoot

The following photos are a few outtakes, behind-the-scenes and random shots that were taken for our first photo shoot. We had a blast setting up the shots and working with friends that were willing to dedicate their time and personalities to make this happen. The photos depict the lifestyle and mood we feel represents the Soul Patch Love brand.

Special thanks to Jessica, Shannon, Myra and Phil (not in any order) and especially that dang black cat that kept walking in front of the camera. We had … Read More