Created as a temporary piece for Arts on the Avenue in Houston. Found on an esplenade between 9th and 10th Street on Heights Blvd. It is a 72″ x 60″ x 6″ work made from wood and steel. It is hand painted with exterior latex paint.
The concept of the work are a series of human scaled words to be integrated into the environment. These single word thoughts are thoughtfully placed in areas along the course of the Buffalo Bayou trail. The placement of these “Word Sculptures” incorporated a single word to create a meditative call to action during the viewer’s experience along the trail. Consisting of six sites, viewers are called to Explore, Emerge, Pause, Reflect, Listen, and Observe. Each word is site specific and engages it […]
50 mW lasers, mirrors, and mirrorpane Anthony Thompson Shumate’s PODS® container explores the impact of weather as a powerful cultural and aesthetic force. Shumate’s unit is equipped high-tech lasers that create an environment made of light and sound based on the experience of the regional weather. The expansive resources of Houston are used to create an aesthetically driven work of conceptual art that explores the transportive experience for viewers as they encounter the city. The artist would like to thank […]
450 Food Cans, Hand Engraved Can openers, and Plywood In Houston, a non-profit art organization named Buffalo Bayou Art Park, hosts an event for artists to make work during the holiday season in the urban streets of downtown. Serveral sites open for artists to choose from. During this selection process I witnessed several homeless people being moved to another location. I decided to make a work that would give my honorarium back to the homeless community through an interactive, destructive […]
Series of Living Bibles with Digital Print Dust Covers The concept of the work was to transform a neutral, timeless object into a contemporary context. I selected a series of Living Bibles written in English and updated with American colloquialisms. I designed and illustrated a new dust cover for the eight books in the series. My intent was to reposition the book as a work of fiction, stating on the cover that it was the number one selling novel of […]
Liz Ward Robert Ziebell Anthony Thompson Shumate Commission, University of Houston Sugarland Campus The inspiration for Brazos Trace is the Brazos River, a major geographical feature adjacent to the campus. The project’s curving panels create the visual effect of a river descending through the architectural space. The river-like panels are patterned with images relating to the cultural and natural history of the Brazos. The production and transport of cotton and sugar drove the economic development of the Brazos River region. […]
A public installation for Buffalo Bayou Art Park. 15 posable arrows were installed through out the park that offered participants to interact with the work and the environment. The arrows were installed throughout the park, and were made to be positioned on any x and y axis. Initially they were installed to point at mundane items like graffiti, random cement, and natural elements. Many of the arrows were installed in hard to reach places that were visible but difficult to […]