21 Jan 2022
This interview forms part of a series of features on artists who participated in our ‘Together for Our Planet’ initiative.
The ‘Together for Our Planet’ exhibition and publication is a collaboration between Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited, a UK-based sustainability strategy consultancy. Inspired by the UK Creative Earth Competition, Occhi Arts and Entertainment, and Phoenix FTA Limited invited artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The initiative provided artists with a renewed opportunity to visually express their views to world leaders and community stakeholders by producing 2D artwork.
Cody Norton is an Elgin, Texas-born artist, currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Post Studio Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder. As an interdisciplinary artist, he is exploring the ways humankind has disrupted and intervened in ecosystems across North America. His goal is to discover how human experiences intertwine with nature’s experiences of man-made destruction. Cody received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in the fall of 2020. He has exhibited internationally and nationally in cities including London, New York, Glasgow, São Paulo, Dallas, Austin, San Jose, Santa Fe, and Boulder. He recently was published in The Purposeful Mayonnaise Magazine based in London Canada, and in a Shout Out DFW article highlighting his art and educational career. He was also named as one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top 30 emerging artists 2020-2021. We caught up with Cody Norton to talk about his submission, “Trophy of our Consequences”.
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