2019 Site-Responsive Art & Biennale Artist Anthony Heinz May
Anthony Heinz May
New York/Oregon
Exit Xyst (located near the Boardwalk)
Ode to Pampenum (located near the House)
Environmental Art Installation
A small pocket of the rural outskirts of Pacific Northwest is where Anthony Heinz May grew up. The majority of his life was spent completely enveloped by forests and mountains, to which he still holds deep fascination for the creativity of nature and artistic elements found there. As a New York artist living in Brooklyn alongside his Oregon heritage, Anthony develops disconcerting perspectives from overarching relationships between nature, humans and technology. Inspiration of these otherwise opposite environments drives momentum behind creative focus in his artistic process.
Artist Anthony Heinz May working on his installation
My provocations of nature are attempts to re-signify a lost language between nature and humans. In homage of dead (dying) trees, I create posthumous reconstruction of their forms to encourage human reflection on the universal nature of being. Time as recorded in the woody material is fragmented into cubes where eco-conceptual history in the object is rearranged. Reinvested back in its natural environment, the object mirrors humanity and the new nature of existence as overlapped by a digital mainframe. In demonstration of the omnipresent technological grid of human reality, these trees appear as tangible and physical glitches within natural, rural and urban landscapes.
Artist Anthony Heinz May's installation
Close-up view of Artist Anthony Heinz May's art installation
Close-up view of Artist Anthony Heinz May working on his art installation
Close-up view of Artist Anthony Heinz May's art installation