Georgia O'Keefe has been a long-time muse and inspiration to me, I can remember reading about her in grade school and seeing her work in museums when I was little. I've always been drawn to her large scale botanical work and New Mexico landscapes. My friend and I read a book together, Georgia, about her life a few years ago by author Dawn Tripp in which the book tells the story of Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz. I can't give you a full review on the novel, as I never finished it. ( I have a thing about not finishing books I enjoy because I don't want them to end. Instead I pick it up from time and time and re-read excerpts because they make me feel a certain way. )
Seeing the exhibit was something I was really looking forward to and visited with my friend and our babes this week. Georgia's work was paired with contemporary artists that the curator felt complimented her work as quoted, "Viewers encounter paintings and sculpture by this founder of American modernism alongside works by emerging artists that evoke and expand upon O’Keeffe’s enchanting artistic language."
I snapped some photos of some of my favorites on display and some snapshots from our afternoon. Visiting the NCMA is always a treat, and if you're local the exhibit lasts through this Sunday, January 20th. You can purchase tickets here.
My same friend will be visiting Georgia's home in New Mexico this Spring, I'm looking forward to hearing about her visit and seeing photos - Possibly even writing an RR Travels excerpt about her stay in our Journal to follow up on our musings of Georgia. Until next time ~
“One day a hummingbird flew in--
It fluttered against the window til I got it down where I could reach it with an open umbrella--
--When I had it in my hand it was so small I couldn't believe I had it--but I could feel the intense life--so intense and so tiny--
...You were like the humming bird to me...
And I am rather inclined to feel that you and I know the best part of one another without spending much time together--
--It is not that I fear the knowing--
It is that I am at this moment willing to let you be what you are to me--it is beautiful and pure and very intensely alive.”