Artist: Cody Lecoy - Okanagan (Syilx) / Esquimalt
Event: Vancouver Mural Festival
Trypophobia is a proposed fear of “irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.” Cody explains that an explanation resonated with him that this reaction could be a defence mechanism alerting the body to poisonous elements in the environment such as plants, animals and food sources which have this patterning.
This piece is intended to bring to focus an awareness of self destructive patterns of behaviour upon the environment. More specifically in regards to the fossil fuel industry. The elements of water air and earth are threatened in the process of fossil fuel extraction. Visible detrimental changes to the environment and health are evident. I feel there needs to be an energetic metamorphosis in order to ensure the well being of future generations and all living creatures.
About Cody Lecoy:
Cody Lecoy was born in Richmond Canada in 1989. He is an artist of Okanagan and Esquimalt ancestry. Cody is currently enrolled in the BFA program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Cody has been the recipient of two consecutive scholarship awards with the YVR Art Foundation in 2011 and 2012. Most of his work is acrylic on canvas. In his work Lecoy uses Northwest Coast formal design elements and surreal expressionism to create a visceral response that connects us to the environment.
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