Guest Author: Jennifer Barron
|Samantha Lamb, Whole Hearted & More Rabbit Than Bear, Photography, 2011|
Upon opening the pocketwatch, she points to the curving shapes in the clockworks and gears. “It’s full of these feminine shapes and curves, and I’m drawn to those kinds of shapes- you can see that femininity in the handkerchiefs as well.” She pauses and smiles. “I just love being a woman.”
|Samantha Lamb, Girl Like An Orchard, Orchard Like A Girl, Photography, 2011|
Textures, colors, warmth, and femininity are all explored- and vividly portrayed- in Lamb’s work.
But her farm life, while a source of beauty and joy, is also frankly experienced. She raises several animals and does not spare herself any of the related duties. “I raised my own pigs,” she recalls fondly, “I treated them like characters in a Disney movie. And then I killed them myself... As someone who eats meat, I want to be a conscientious meat eater.”
It is a reminder that for Lamb, the authenticity of her farm life is crucial. Since arriving in Hobart, she has become a part of the town’s community, from participating in the local farmer’s market to offering kitchen haircuts to a few local men.
Fully conscious yet fully joyous, Samantha Lamb’s art shows us a world of rustic beauty, cast in warm light. To take a few steps into this world, don’t miss her installation at Momentum Oklahoma City this March 9 and 10.