"Burning House, a site-specific artwork/installation by SFA alums Clint Alexander and Emily Sloan Alexander, is located on the east side of Hwy. 59 about 40 miles south of Lufkin, between Seven Oaks and Legget. It is a permanent installation. The pair of artists added flames, made of canvas wrapped around fencing and then painted, to the 19th century shotgun house to create 'contemporary folk art, examining the socio-economic beginnings of East Texas and creating a new life of such relics through the creation brought through pseudo-destruction. It is also a form of activism, bringin art into under-represented areas,' Sloan Alexander said."
March 2007 UPDATE: On the day I went, I had to climb over a gate to get close to Burning House. But I felt okay about it, because this was something its creators wanted people to see. I've driven past it now many times (now that I know it's there), and it looks as if it is a lot more visitor friendly. I think there's a comment box, and it may be easier to get in and out of the gate.
January 2008 UPDATE: Dismantled. The house has new boards on the exterior. The windows may have been boarded up. I think the flames are part of a pile of wood just to the left of the house.