CODY JAMES NORMAN


















“Plasticus porticus”


Recycled HDPE (#2) and PP(#5) plastics from the Botanic Garden and local households
12’ x 10’ 
2022


“Plasticus porticus” is a 12-foot arch created by melting recycled plastic on a vaulted steel frame. The color transitions from black to purple, red, orange, and yellow as it moves upwards, representing ideas of growth and a brighter future. Passing through the structure will provide viewers a moment to contemplate the amount of plastic in the environment and where the plastic’s life cycle might end.

Assistants:
Trevor Chan
Colin Forsyth
Paarshav Shah
Hyseul Song
Noah Taylor



Currently on view at Chicago Botanic Garden

Photo credits: Robin Carlson ( Images 1,7) , Noah Taylor (2-6)


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Striation Vessels


Hand dyed recycled PET plastic
2021 - ongoing

Photography: Kate Bickel for Next:Space Detroit



 








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Photos: Nathan Keay

Plasticus obitus III
Recycled HDPE #2 plastic and hand dyed PET plastic

2021


Plasticus obitus III is the largest specimen of the obitus species. Three colorful blossoms growing towards the sun. 






Assistants: Trevor Chan and Colin Forsyth

Photos: (1 & 2)Amy Rae Mathis for Next:Space; (3, 4, 5) Nathan Keay










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Chicago, IL