Lamb found the size constraints to be a bit of a challenge, but one that led her to a new creation. Lamb photographed her image specifically for the show, and thus intended it to be 12x12. She says, however, that the image had a mind of its own and, “simply wanted to be an 8x10.” In order to solve her dilemma, Lamb created a shadow box for the piece, adding hundreds of cut out hearts to the piece. Although she normally works in a larger scale, Lamb viewed the small size required by the 12x12 show to be an opportunity to create something out of the norm for her work.
By guest blogger: Katie Seefeldt, Art Focus Oklahoma intern
See a preview of most of the 12x12 Artwork here.