|BELOW THE MOON
I have always shared a sense of kinship with Georgia O’Keefe because of her love of the natural world, especially flowers. She had a simple, direct way of painting and a keen eye for color and stripped down composition. Pick up a book of her images, turn it upside down and flip through it, and you will notice how well her pieces work, even when inverted. This is a mark of a superior talent. She did a whole series of paintings of Jack in the Pulpit flowers, and my piece is an interpretation of Jack in the Pulpit IV (1930) from this series. I kept her image upright in my hand and placed it in front of Night City (1926), which is upside down, as a background. I really liked how the two worked together. The crumpled green paper at the bottom is an echo of the ruffled leaves, and the luminous moon from Night City is mirrored in the throat of the flower.
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BELOW THE MOON