The dust queen. The desert tamer. The floral mistress. The colorist that held her own conversations with pigments. A southwestern maven unmatched in personality, stamina and sheer contradictions. Georgia O'Keeffe was known for her coarse and warm desert life but was infamous for her gloriously smooth and delicate flowers painted in every mode of a pastel palette. While easily tied to her landscape, she was a modernist and her enviable hand is felt in every broad colorful sweep wrought with a feminine blow as fierce as a sandstorm.
Photograph Alfred Stieglitz | Words Brit Parks