Frontier Fellowship: Sam Cox
January 31, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Sam Cox, Graphic Designer & Filmmaker (Raleigh, NC)
Sam Cox’s work investigates the ways our beliefs and identities are shaped by the places we inhabit. His work is a theoretical and personal response to hyper-individualistic and transient American culture. He is fascinated by geography, Eastern Christian mysticism, indigenous cultures, maps, and the desert. He hopes to live, die, and be buried on the same piece of land.
His current film, New Men, chronicles the life of a Russian Orthodox Monastery in West Virginia where 28 men, mostly young American converts, have renounced the world to follow a 1,700-year-old ascetic tradition.
What about Green River & the Frontier Fellowship excites you most?
Spending time in the desert. Breaking out of the normal rhythm of life in order to think and listen. Having opportunities to interact with people outside of my bubble.