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Born in 1963 in Pensacola, Florida, Butch Anthony began drawing as a child, although he did not start painting until 1994. A lanky 6' 1", Butch wears overalls everyday and never misses his weekly trip to the junkyard. His artistic creations are largely formed of mixed media; objects he has found, collected, transformed, and assembled. He uses the term "intertwangled" for his type of art as he mixes so many objects, drawn forms, and subject matter together.

Butch built his house and uses his barn as his "museum," filled with collections varying from teeth and bones to cigar boxes and license plates. Butch's work defies categorization and creates a humorous commentary on modern life. He calls one of his styles of sculpture or assemblage "hog-wire" because it is the same technique used to make fences for pigs. He creates chairs and tables out of the hog-wire and license plates. He also carves shutters by using a router to create a relief-sculpture, which he then paints.

His work is in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia. He recently had a solo exhibition of his work at the museum in Talladega, Alabama.



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