Houston Art Alliance displays Lamar professor's work

Prince Thomas won the 2015 ArtPrize time-based category for his piece,
Prince Thomas won the 2015 ArtPrize time-based category for his piece, "That Was Then." | Contributed photo

"Family Portraits," an art presentation by Prince Varughese Thomas, can now be seen in Houston, thanks to its selection by the Houston Art Alliance.

Made up of a number of components, the piece changes based on the viewer's perspective. From afar, the display shows an image from an old TV show, depicting the family from "Father Knows Best." Upon closer inspection, however, the viewer will see that the picture is no more than dots of differing tones.

"I chose a theme of family, both past and present, as an underlying conceptual frame for the piece," Thomas said. "The arrangement of the cones represents a new family portrait that reflects our contemporary community, with its beautiful mix of cultures and races coming together to form our modern society."

Thomas said the work is applicable to he and his wife, who are of differing ethnicities.

An associate professor at Lamar University, Thomas won the 2015 ArtPrize time-based category for his piece, "That Was Then."

Thomas said he was thrilled to share the artwork and experience, which will be a permanent fixture for interested visitors.

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