John Cody - Stone

Cody has been producing monumental stone sculptures, mainly of animals, for most of his life. His one-of-a kind art pieces are carved out of serpentine (dark green) rock found locally in the San Rafael wilderness and Santa Ynez Valley. He sometimes uses marble but serpentine, which he finds and quarries himself, remains his favorite.

 

John Cody's works can be found in museums and private collections around the globe. One of his more famous pieces is also his largest work --- a 20-ton Triceratops commissioned by Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

 

"Art and creativity is a passion in my soul. Creativity leads me on a never-ending journey. I'm constantly looking for a way to relate to humanity through my creative expression, trying to find a relationship between the universe, animals, and the human condition. My vision starts with the stone pulling force, like a magnetic draw, allowing me to focus on my creative endeavor; my goal is to learn new ways to release the images and life in stones and to keep exploring the field of sculpture."


John Cody - Stone

Cody has been producing monumental stone sculptures, mainly of animals, for most of his life. His one-of-a kind art pieces are carved out of serpentine (dark green) rock found locally in the San Rafael wilderness and Santa Ynez Valley. He sometimes uses marble but serpentine, which he finds and quarries himself, remains his favorite.

John Cody's works can be found in museums and private collections around the globe. One of his more famous pieces is also his largest work --- a 20-ton Triceratops commissioned by Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

"Art and creativity is a passion in my soul. Creativity leads me on a never-ending journey. I'm constantly looking for a way to relate to humanity through my creative expression, trying to find a relationship between the universe, animals, and the human condition. My vision starts with the stone pulling force, like a magnetic draw, allowing me to focus on my creative endeavor; my goal is to learn new ways to release the images and life in stones and to keep exploring the field of sculpture."