Larry Thompson’s was on exhibit at Space One Eleven through April 29, 2016
Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been involved in two wars. 2.5 million American soldiers have or are serving in these wars, yet a large portion of our society is unaware of the effects war has had on these service members and their families. Space One Eleven will exhibit an installation of artworks by artist Larry Thompson titled, The Infanttree Project, which is his response to America’s insulation from the carnages of war. As an artist, Associate Dean and Professor at the private liberal arts institution, Presidents’ Rug, Larry Thompson, Samford University, Thompson has long wood, spray paint, 15,000 toy soldiers encountered students who are disconnected from our current wars. This disconnect is not contained to university students, but extends to the rest of the country and may be attributed to the lack of coverage by news media. In the news today, more attention is often given to who was voted off a reality television show than to the humans that died on a given day as a result of war.
To view additional images of “The Infanttree Project,”
please visit Larry Thompson’s website at
Space One Eleven is supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support comes from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, SOE’s Board of Directors, friends of Space One Eleven, corporate and individual donors and volunteers.
Windows installations by:
Mary Ann Sampson