Unit I Essay James Hampton was a janitor by day and an artist by night. Unbeknownst to many people, he started creating The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly sometime after World War II in a rented garage in preparation for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Hampton essentially used junk furniture, cardboard, plastics, and foil pieced together with glue, tape, and tacks to create tables, crowns, lecterns, altars, and bishop’s chairs. Hampton also kept a notebook filled with a cryptic writing that is yet to be deciphered. To what extent does it matter that: Hampton was not trained?
the artwork was created with junk?
Hampton received no recognition for his work?
the artwork, which was kept under wraps for over a decade as the artist worked on it, is now on display at the Smithsonian?
the artwork was intended as a religious work? Using the questions above, write a minimum one-page essay explaining James Hampton’s contributions as an artist and the relevancy of his work. Please answer all five questions in your response.
You may use your textbook or reliable Internet sources as references. There is no minimum of outside sources required, but all sources used must be cited and referenced according to APA style.