Artist, picker and builder of things
Butch Anthony is an artist not easily defined, who collects bizarre objects and transforms them into strangely beautiful art for one of America’s favorite roadside attractions.
Like many contemporary artists, Mr. Anthony concerns himself with taxonomies, exploring questions of identity — familial, racial, biological and so forth. Unlike most contemporary artists, he was educated not at art school but in the woods here, where he skinned snakes, hunted raccoons and alligators and dug up arrowheads and fossils.
Butch's artistic spirit sees him apply his talents to a number of different modes and mediums, and he calls his specific genre of work “intertwangelism” - an ism of his own creation.