Georgia O’Keeffe

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Light Iris, oil on canvas, 1924

“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower, the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower, lean forward to smell it, maybe to touch it with your lips almost without thinking, or give it to someone to please them. Still, in a way, nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small, we haven’t time, and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time”

“If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it, no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. 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 time to look at it”

Georgia O’Keefee

Sun Prairie, Stati Uniti, 1887 – Santa Fe, Stati Uniti, 1986