Thursday, September 17, 2009

12x12 Artist: Tom Lee

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…

Tom Lee:
Lee, a 12x12 artist who specializes in photography, said that he always carries his camera around with him so that he is ready to snap a shot when the inspiration strikes. Tom took his photo, Music, while on a fortuitous lunch break in Tulsa. He saw this sign hanging next door to the restaurant and thought it would be good for the small scale required for the 12x12 show.

Tom says that the size limitations affected his choice of subject matter because when working in a small scale it’s important to find bold graphics and easily recognizable objects. Tom prefers to work with basic tools and to develop his images in his own dark room so, using a manual camera, Tom took this picture which is a silver gelatin print.

By guest blogger: Katie Seefeldt, Art Focus Oklahoma intern

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

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