“…to SEE takes time” Georgia O’Keeffe
As a photographer, I pattern much of my visual images after the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. She was a woman who was truly herself. Life was not without trials, as she suffered a nervous breakdown and family did not understand her. She loved New Mexico and nature. Buying a Ford Model A , that she could hardly drive, she set out to see the beauty all around her. Of New Mexico, she said, “Such a beautiful, untouched, lonely feeling place…such a fine part of what I call the ‘Faraway’. It is a place I have painted before . . . even now I must do it again.”[ ”
I was impressed and honored, when a young man looked at my photography and said, “Georgia O’Keeffe?’ We talked art and about my inspiration in her work, finding out that this young man was a tatoo artist. He also was an admirer of Georgia O’Keeffe. Never under-estimate our youth! There are still some who know her.
The quote below that I best love is so true of life:
“Sill in a way….nobody sees a flower….it is so small. We haven’t time….and to see …takes time…like to have a friend takes time.” G.O’Keeffe
Georgia O’Keeffe was given the highest medal of honor for art by President Ford. She lived to be 98 years old.
Today, I plan to look for the smallest flower. Take time, it will be worth it.