Anthony Cody – Everywhere I sleep, 14 of 15

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Anthony Cody

Everywhere I sleep, I see Dust Bowl (14 of 15)

Multimedia collage: “Converse Basin was logged of most of its giant sequoias between 1892 and 1918. Some 60- 100 large specimens survive out of some 6,000.” -wikipedia entry on Converse Basin California

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Anthony Cody’s artist statement:

For 15 consecutive nights, in the summer of 2019, I would scour the public domain for images and sounds related to the Dust Bowl era. Very often, I would return to the imagery of Dorothea Lange in her efforts to document the Dust Bowl via the Farm Security Administration. My final waking moments of each day were centered on meditating upon my discoveries, and each morning I’d awaken, have a cup of coffee, and construct a poem. As an homage to the series, I decided I would create each poem on a 15 inch by 15 inch page. The series centers around my current work, which focuses upon the Dust Bowl, climate change, whiteness, capitalism, and technology.

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