& Other Stories…. “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe

 

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Today, I turn my story to another incredible artist…Georgia O’Keeffe.  An artist whose work is most associated with large paintings of flowers and paintings capturing the landscape and spirit of New Mexico.  Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings, from her time in New Mexico, seemed to absorb the high desert colors and air of New Mexico much like her large-scale paintings of flowers  captured the delicacy, voluptuousness and transience of nature.   I have attempted to translate Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and spirit in the mixed media work of the large flower, seen in the header of this post, and in the outfit I am showing today.  

 

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Turquoise and more turquoise!  The Navajo bow guard is a silver and turquoise vintage artisan made piece from Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Again…thank you Jamie from More Than Turquoise for enlightening me about the existence of bow guards.   I also have on several Navajo crafted bangles of silver and turquoise collected from my many visits to New Mexico and Arizona.  The Kachina is not Navajo made, but was found at  the HSN site. It was designed by our very own national fashion icon…Iris Apfel.  Iris has a collection of her pieces on this shopping site.  The kimono vest is a geometric design of assorted colors.  It reminded me of a stained glass window, but has a tribal-like pattern that reminded me of the Southwest region of the United States. 

 

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4 thoughts on “& Other Stories…. “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe

  1. So pleased to see this story. Georgia O’Keefe is another favourite artist of mine. I saw an exhibition of her work for the first time on a trip to NY around 2007. It made a big impression on me, and the direction my own artistic practice took. Her brilliant use of vibrant colour, full of life and feeling called to me. You have captured this feeling in your use of colour and shapes in your outfit. Your artwork is also rich and vibrant. I am thoroughly enjoying the way you interpret these great women artists for today’s world.

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    1. Thank you! Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe were both women ahead of their time. They carved new pathways and showed us what was possible. I am glad you were able to see her exhibit in New York. Georgia O’Keeffe lived and painted in NYC and I believe her large, sensual flower paintings began there.

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