Thursday, January 6, 2011

Georgia O'Keefe

Jonquils, 1936

“So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.”

“Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

- Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986)

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