Saturday, May 10, 2008

Georgia O'Keeffe contest

I love Georgia O'Keeffe's flowers and the beauty and power they represent.  However, one of my favorites is Pink Dish and Green Leaves, 1928, a pastel on paper.  Alfred Stieglitz also used this city view in his photographs.

In this pastel it is noted ' the drastic contrast between the natural and the man-made world.'  It is described as 'two leaves forlornly in a dish, the last relics of organic form within an otherwise geometric architecture. In an urban landscape in which trees and plants have vanished, everyday objects must preserve the memory of nature.'
I understand this statement, but to me it represents hope as well.  As long as we keep our love of beauty in creation, we can look for beauty in our surroundings.  Hopefully this will make us more aware of preserving and respecting the world we've been given.  And also to find ways to look at nature and be responsible in our lives. 

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