“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower – the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower – lean forward to smell it – maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking – or give it to someone to please them.

Still – in a way – nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time…”

Georgia O;Keeffe, “About Myself” catalog statement, 1939
from the book, “A Woman on Paper: The Letters and Memoir of a Legendary Friendship“, by Anita Pollitzer

O’Keeffe in her studio at Abiquiu, ca 1953
© 1981 Laura Gilpin Collection, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Tx

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