Thursday, April 24, 2008

Contest Entry - Sky Above Clouds

One of the things I love about Georgia O'Keeffe is the way her paintings are like a mirror held up to her world. When she lived in New York, she painted skyscrapers; when she moved to New Mexico, she painted animal bones in the desert. I love this painting, Sky Above Clouds, because it reflects the awe she felt while seeing the clouds through an airplane window as she flew above them. I like to think of O'Keeffe flying all over the world in pursuit of her art - this small-town farm girl, who once gave up painting for years because she thought she'd never gain recognition - flying toward her dreams and painting them along the way...

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