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Frozen Wind, Lakedale Sculpture Project: July 2019

The second season of Lakedale Resort’s Sculpture Project series commenced this July with the arrival of artist Anthony Heinz May from Brooklyn, New York. Anthony was one of three artists who worked on last summer’s piece, Embark/Embrace, and we were thrilled when he agreed to return to Lakedale and, over a 2-week period, complete an amazing piece entitled Frozen Wind. The piece is in our Yurt Village and was born of the need to top a 100-foot tree which had died. Instead of tearing the tree down, we invited Anthony to repurpose it into an exceptional work of art.

In Anthony’s words, ” Part of the natural beauty of this tree is reconstructed to appear frozen in time, as if a human-made wind swept out across its original form. The gust slices through its core: breaking, fragmenting and pulling pieces of it away similar to how computerized imagery reproduces existence as containable in the grid. In precarious balance between artificiality and the real, this tree captures an essence of modern dilemmas where the beauty of nature is warped by the dawning aesthetic of an omnipresent digital interface.”

After completing Frozen Wind, Anthony, never one to sit still, completed an experiential game for our guests he calls Glitch Sticks. He planted small posts of cubes (from the same tree as Frozen Wind) that are spread out across the property into the landscape. Guests are challenged to find all six, as means to both explore Lakedale’s 82 acres, and interact with nature in a personal way.