The Coyotel Church is an apostate art movement founded by Steven Johnson Leyba, Steve Hapy and an enclave of other outlaw artists. Seven years ago, The Trickster’s Bible was published and Coyote was again loosed upon the world under the guise of art, controversy, flesh, text and paint. I recently spoke with Steven Johnson Leyba and Steve Hapy about the church and its goals.
Aonie Anfa: What does COYOTEL mean to you personally? How do you balance Spirit, art, yet also seemingly push an agenda as an apostate or fringe art movement? How are you able to keep your artistic integrity and vision honed?
Steven Johnson Leyba: Coyotel is creativity over compliance. It means my imagination over the dominant cultural consumer, entertainment and propaganda control grids, as it should be with every living being. It’s an affront, a war waged against the prescribed culture traps that seek to script our lives.… Read the rest