“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”
– Georgia O’Keeeffe
I quit everything. I quit soccer and flute by fifth grade. I quit softball and piano by 8th. I quit church the same year. The one thing I began and stuck with all the way through high school was art lessons. My teacher’s name rolled off the tongue like a catchy song, Evelyn Leavens. She was the one who taught me about Georgia O’Keeffe, and showed me how to play with watercolors, and pastel, and simple ink on paper. When O’Keeffe died, we mourned, through art, together.Now I play with words more than images, but really is there any difference? Nothing is less real than realism…
David Crawford says
I went to that museum about 4 years ago. It was great to be there and surrounded by the nature that inspired her.