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Georgia O’Keeffe – Gardener

The current show of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, Modern Nature, at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum reveals the the gardener observing nature.

O'Keefe purple petunia

The works in the exhibition are all from a period of her life when she painted at the vacation resort town of Lake George, New York, before moving to the Southwest where she spent most of her career.  O’Keeffe was married to Alfred Stieglitz during this time, the famous photographer and gallerist who almost single handedly popularized impressionist art in America.

We see her studies of the Eastern landscapes with the trees, leaves, and most remarkably the garden flowers from the summer garden of the Stieglitz family, seen with the appreciation of a gardener that seeks to celebrate plants.

“I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then.” Georgia O’Keeffe 1921 Continue Reading →

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What I See

Where do I begin to describe the wonders that I see?  My world is new and changing daily.

The following set of photos were taken a few weeks ago, between the two eye surgeries.

I began with this Camellia sasanqua ‘Apple Blossom’ quite by accident because at first I simply had to get outdoors, to get some fresh air, to escape the dreary thoughts and worry that accompanied my fear when first eye surgery did not work.  I worked the garden.  I clumsily planted a few things and began warily to look at things with my blurry left eye.

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