For people like Costas, these things have made our destruction of the planet apparent. This time is provoking a shift in our behavior to better care for our planet. In juxtaposing our form with that of Earth’s, Costas is contributing to this shift, inspiring reverence for the living organism we inhabit.
His interests and passions are not only visible in his work but also the organizations he devotes his time to. From May 18-31, Costas had been working with the Roadmaps Festival as their artist in residence as they give talks about the future of climate change policy and our emergence from this global pandemic.
During the event on the 18th, Ali Velshi, NBC News Coordinator, described the artist’s work as the perfect “scene setter” for the discussion of climate change. I agree with Velshi, its framing is perfect. For the person who interacts with Costas’ work, they not only focus on their own organism as they are guided through intentional breaths but realize their connection to the planetary organism, a connection many argue was severed long ago.
Costas now has another opportunity to spread his healing art as widely as he can. From June 25th to the 28th, Costas will be taking part in CADAF's virtual art fair. CADAF or Contemporary Digital Arts Fair has an initiative to support and prop up digital art and other new media projects; a worthwhile endeavor as their existence will only become more ubiquitous in the future. Art is evolving past its physical limitations, transcending the exclusivity of exhibition hall walls and extending its reaches to the far ends of the earth. At some point, art became something for the wealthy to collect as an investment. Art serves a greater purpose though, to unify and communicate important insight. The dissolution of barriers in art comes at no better time than now, when Costas is trying to heal the world with his.