Tuesday, September 22, 2009

12x12 Artist: Ruth Ann Borum

In order to get prepared for the 12x12 Art Show and Sale September 26, I interviewed a few of the artists to find out a little more about their pieces and to delve into the mind of a 12x12 artist. I wanted to find out how these artists conceived of their 12x12 pieces and if the size limitation affected their concept or process. Here is what they had to say…

Ruth Ann Borum:

Borum started her 12x12 piece much like she would any of her other images, by applying dozens of layers of different colored gesso to a blank canvas until she reached a thickness, and color, she liked. Borum then sanded down the canvas, which not only gave her a smooth surface to work on but displayed the variety of colors beneath the surface. Teeth have been a prominent subject matter in Borum’s recent work and she continued with them for this project, painting 250 little teeth and giving the piece its title. Borum subject works well on almost any sized surface, so she found the 12x12 format to be perfect for her piece.

By guest blogger: Katie Seefeldt, Art Focus Oklahoma intern

See a preview of most of the 12x12 Artwork here.

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