Georgia O’Keeffe

For my ongoing series “Stuff Aesthetic Fascists Like,” let me give a shout-out to American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986); her paintings belong to the canvas of my soul. When I travel to the desert landscapes of New Mexico, I step into her art, feeling the intense sun on my neck, hearing the wind blow through piñon trees, smelling the sage brush, and seeing the rough-hewn beauty of the mesas. She once famously said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”


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