Art Auction 2018 | Tom Lamb


Tom Lamb

Walking on Water (Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Northern Italy)
Pigment print, artist’s proof, 2016
44 x 30 inches
Courtesy of Nicholas Lamb
Value: $1,875
Starting bid: $950

A landscape and ethnographic photographer, Tom Lamb features regularly at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design whe is renowned for his aerial photographs of environmental subjects. In June of 2016 Lamb travelled to Lake Iseo in northern Italy to document Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project The Floating Piers. After spending time photographing on land and water, he was able to secure a helicopter to create this stunning aerial view. It captures the crowds “walking on water” and at the same time works beautifully as an abstract composition.

“Looking toward earth, directing the pilot to spin around, dip the nose, fly sideways or backwards, and even cut the engines to float downward—all to capture the right image. With a helicopter and its pilot, it’s like doing a dance-creating the abstract work is my dream state.”
—Tom Lamb

Selected exhibitions

Solo exhibition, Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 805, Los Angeles, 2014
Deep, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, 2011
African Voices, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., 2008

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