The art of Cody Joseph Painter is influenced by a diversity of cultures. A fifth-generation Californian whose family dates back to the Gold Rush, he quickly developed a passion and curiosity for the world beyond his rural environment. He has lived in San Francisco, Japan, New York, Mexico, and New Orleans, and each place has had a powerful impact on his art.
Skilled in a variety of creative disciplines, he is a talented photographer, digital designer, and jewelry maker. His primary focus is sculptural, and he uses numerous materials—textiles, plaster, rope, wood, and paint—to bring his visions to life. Both the natural world and sacred geometry provide a particularly rich source of inspiration. He enjoys the freedom and personal aspects of craft art, and is constantly tapping into the skills he has gained in his travels to create something new.