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 […]
Read the review by Douglas Britt >> See the video and other documentation on the iPad app >> This dynamic new body of work demonstrates Thompson Shumate’s mastery of storytelling while merging new contemporary pieces with the classical concepts from DuChamp to Ruscha. The semi-autobiographical show includes an exciting variety of multimedia experiences for its viewers. Central to the exhibition is the anthology of a contemporary cock. The familiar rooster, icon of domesticity chosen for both its reality and absurdity, takes […]
Available for the iPAD, and it is awesome >> Las Pozas: Steps and Falls is an interactive virtual tour of the fantastical surrealist garden created by the iconoclastic British aristocrat and poet Edward James (1907-1984). A visionary patron and friend of the European surrealist artists, James supported projects by Salvador Dáli and sat for portraits by René Magritte and Man Ray while also amassing a major collection of surrealist art. In the late 1940s James moved to Mexico where, over […]