Christina Rodes graduated with a BFA in photography from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is currently living and working in WV and continues to travel, photograph, and paint as she prepares for graduate school.
Rodes' recent works are largely inspired by the culture within her home state (WV) and community, where resources are limited and recycling devastatingly is not the norm.
She is very interested in the use of recycled and found trash objects as a principle medium in her works--furthering the reduction of waste-- and she works to help viewers fully understand the extremity of the impact humans have on our planet. She hopes to help others feel as strongly as she does about paying attention to our lifestyle choices and their consequences -- creating awareness of how we impact Earth, the planet we ALL share.