Climate Truth: Artist's Statement

Cody Cobb

These portraits of the Earth's surface were made during extended periods of solitude while in various states of being lost, cold, hungry or sleep-deprived. Having been stripped of basic human comforts, I'm forced to confront the staggering indifference of the forces that have shaped our existence. In this exhaustion, there's a moment of surrender to the unforgiving and unknowable. When isolated in an unfamiliar terrain, there's a calmness that settles over me and I'm only allowed to observe as my internal experience becomes entangled with the external topology. These photographs are an attempt to capture a surreal and occasionally confusing glimpse at the subtleties of enormity.