Let’s get one thing straight… Georgia O’Keefe fucking rocks! She rocks paint like Jimi rocks Marshall amps. She also loved New Mexico, which further endears her to me. But seriously, O’Keefe made some paintings. Exploding the view, changing the viewers relationship to the subject with her intensely close up, under the magnifying glass look at flowers and buildings and anything else that caught her eye. She is often referred to as “The Mother of American Modernism”. She’s the mother of dream tripping psychedelic painting. But that’s just my opinion.
Dig Georgia styling it up… possibly just feeling the first wave from the peyote those nice Native Americans down the road a ways gave her… or perhaps wary of the too-good-to-be-true sales pitch from the Encyclopedia saleman… then again, perhaps not…
Georgia is one of my great inspirations. Like Jasper Johns. Piet Mondrian. Mark “Big Color” Rothko. Pablo Picasso. David Hockney. And really, countless others whose work has influenced me.
Here’s a link to the O’Keefe Museum
Now, let’s look at some O’Keefe inspired psychedelic flower art involving hostas… “Daffy, pass the nice people the buttons….”
Here’s “Tripping With Georgia 1”
and more… “Tripping With Georgia 2”
And last, but not least, a third variation… “Tripping With Georgia 3”
I am humble before the great master herself. An American original and a damn brilliant artist. Raise a toast to a classic.
Your thoughts… your opinions… share them! The staff here at the Square love to hear from the outside world… they are so tired of Daffy’s mad rantings and they aren’t all that happy with mine…
Yours in reassembling the reality,
P.S. My new favorite bar, The Voice That Guides, is just down the street. Stop in and have Zengirl pour you a double soul elixir and metaphysical milkshake. And if you tip well, perhaps she’ll sing you a song…