CODY NORMAN


Chicago based Artist, Designer, and Roboticist

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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
Hyeseul Song
Noah Taylor



Currently on view at Chicago Botanic Garden

Photos: Robin Carlson Dong for Chicago Botanic Garden




24–09–2024