Monday, January 14, 2008

Driven to Create

Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, c. 1950-64 by James Hampton, The Smithsonian.

James Hampton worked as a Janitor to earn a living all his life, on his off time he was compelled to create art to express his strong religious beliefs. He made this assemblage out of discarded furniture, flashbulbs, wrapped in gold and silver foil and purple tissue paper.

1 comment:

BillCarr said...

I used to drop in to the American Art Museum every few weeks just to contemplate the Throne setup. I hope when the building renovation is done that the accessibility will return. I must say, though, that the Williamsburg arrangement seems more in keeping with what Mr. Hampton might have had in mind.

Great choice.

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