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Decathexis, Anthony Heinz May

DecathexisAnthony Heinz May
Decathexis, 2014





This work was introduced as part of the 2014 Columbus Sculpture Biennial.


Originally located at Columbus City Hall, Decathexis was relocated in September 2015 to the front lawn at the Columbus Parks Department Operations Building at 330 11th Street.

Decathexis speaks beautifully to the evolving relationship between nature and humans in an increasingly technology-driven world. The sculpture was originally installed on the front lawn of City Hall where it provided a harmonious echo of the building’s dramatic, cantilevered facade–a key distinguishing feature of the Charles Bassett-designed structure. The pixilated, floating termini repeat the gravity-defying theme of that building. While it no longer resides at City Hall, it nonetheless stands elegantly at its present location and, perhaps even more poetically, evokes sentiments of change and loss.